After Thoughts

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Clarissa Street

Clarissa Street is one of Corn Hill’s most historic and oft-changed streets. Originally named Caledonia Avenue by Corn Hill’s early Scottish settlers, in 1844 the southern portion of this street […]

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Third Ward

Corn Hill’s Third ward traits would be incomplete without mention of Third ward characters. There is a list of them long enough to fill a story book, if one dared […]

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The Elks Club

Since the early 1900s, the Elks Club was a Corn Hill mainstay. Located in a converted house at 285 Clarissa Street, Elks Lodge #91 Flower City Chapter and Eldorado Temple […]

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Ralph Avery Mall

Corn Hill is Rochester’s oldest residential neighborhood, long known as “The Third Ward.” Flour millers and merchants built impressive homes during Rochester’s first growth after the building of the Erie […]

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Corn Hill Orphanage Fire of 1901

Corn Hill Orphanage GravestoneIt was a bitter cold January night in 1901 and the 109 children at the Rochester Orphan Asylum on Hubbell Park had all settled in for sleep […]

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Lunsford Circle

Lunsford Park (home to the Corn Hill gazebo) was originally known as “Caledonia Square”, when laid out in 1837. The names of the streets off the circle, Edinburgh and Glasgow, […]

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