After Thoughts

100 acre tract Rochetster NY

The Reynolds Family

Part 1 Modern day Rochester begins with the purchase of a one hundred-acre piece of land. In 1803, three wealthy veterans of the American Revolution set out from their homes […]

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humphrey painting

Bogie’s Mother

Part 1 The cover of this year’s guide for the Holiday Tour of Homes features artwork by Maud Humphrey who, in the late Nineteenth Century, lived briefly at #5 Greenwood […]

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The Button House, Corn Hill, Rochester, NY

The Button House

Part 1 After moving into Corn Hill four years ago, I sometimes took evening walks through the neighborhood. I often ran into the late Janet Mlinar, patrolling the streets with […]

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William S Kimball Tobacco-Factory

William Kimball

Henry Suggett opened his tobacco shop on East Main Street in 1846. In 1864, he welcomed William Kimball as a partner and the company became known as Suggett & Kimball. […]

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100 acre tract Rochetster NY

Josiah Bissell Jr.

Nathaniel Rochester, William Fitzhugh and Charles Carroll, the trio who famously purchased the One Hundred Acre Tract of land that grew into the city of Rochester, were Southerners from Hagerstown, […]

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spirit of the pythodd jazz club, rochester, ny, corn hill

Spirit of the Pythodd

Rochester was a great place for someone hip to jazz in the mid-twentieth century. The city had six jazz clubs simultaneously in operation in the 1950s —the Cotton Club, Otmen’s, […]

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