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First RIT Campus. . Rochester Athenaeum est. 1829 Mechanics Institute est. 1885 located here. Merged 1891 & renamed Rochester Institute of Technolocy in 1944.
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Camp Fitz-John Porter —— · · · —— On this site in 1862 was erected Camp Fitz-John Porter as a recruit camp for Civil War soldiers. Named after a Union general, it was the initial training ground fo…
1835 House Home of Benjamin Campbell, merchant-miller; later of Frederick Whittlesey, jurist. Headquarters, Landmark Society
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1853
Have honor for Nathaniel Rochester after whom our city was named.Born in Virginia 21 February 1752Colonel in the American RevolutionPatriot Pioneer FounderHe typified in his honorable public service and private enterprise the best pioneer traditio…
Through the efforts of the Rochester Female Charitable Society and the Chartering Board, Rochester City Hospital was erected here on the former site of the Western Cemetery in 1862. Chartered on May 7, 1847 and opened in 1864, the Hospital served …
At a shop on this site on November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony and 14 women from this neighborhood voted in the presidential election.
Two weeks later, Miss Anthony was arrested in her home on Madison Street for this illegal action.
Canals provide an inexpensive way to move people and goods
1825 The Erie CanalThe Erie Canal connects the Hudson River and Lake Erie. The 363 miles of navigable waterway provided a cost-efficient way to transport goods to and from the Great La…
West Burying GroundIn 1820 a lot in the woods, distant from the village, was purchased for a new cemetery.Col. Nathaniel RochesterCol. Nathaniel Rochester was buried here in the West Burying Ground in 1831. Burials were reinterred at Mt. Hope Ceme…
The Man who saved baseball for Rochester in 1957, spearheading a stock drive he and 8,221 other bought shares in the team in order to purchase the franchise and stadium from the St. Louis Cardinals.This sculpture symbolizes his desire to preserve …