Neighbors & Friends

joe & cheryl arena

It Started With a Porch

The first time Cheryl and I came into Corn Hill was for the Holiday House Tour in December 1992. I remember walking down Troup Street, pointing to a house and […]

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Annerose Symphony

Annerose’s Symphony

In 1966, a pair of newlyweds, Annerose and Tim Sullivan, moved to Rochester when he accepted a position at Nazareth College to teach music history. During their first year, they […]

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elaine and jeff lennox

Elaine and Jeff Lennox to Retire

I met Elaine Lennox by the light of the silvery moon. In 2014, I had recently moved into the Corn Hill neighborhood when I heard that there was going to […]

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bob trout

Remembering Robert “Bob” Trout

Back in 1970, an absentee landlord owned two properties on Atkinson Street: the Greek Revival house at #53 and a two-story frame cottage behind it at #51 (now 32 Eagle […]

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chemist in the basement

The Chemist in the Basement

On August 27, 1960 the Democrat and Chronicle reported “Twelve American Negroes, including one from Rochester, have been ordained Catholic priests this year, bringing the number of Negro priests in […]

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Jena Fraver

Corn Hill: Through a Six-Year-Old’s Eyes

Six-year-old Jena Fraver, a first-grader from Wake Forest, North Carolina, was in Corn Hill over the holidays visiting her grandparents, Joanie and Pete Fraver. She brought her camera with her, […]

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