Fairport and Perinton, New York (Then & Now Series)

Fairport and Perinton, New York (Then & Now Series)

by William Keeler
     
 

For more than 100 years, the town of Perinton and village of Fairport, New York, have thrived on the banks of the Erie Canal. Through vintage and modern photographs, Fairport and Perinton reflects the changes over time to these vital communities.

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For more than 100 years, the town of Perinton and village of Fairport, New York, have thrived on the banks of the Erie Canal. Through vintage and modern photographs, Fairport and Perinton reflects the changes over time to these vital communities.

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From the Publisher

Title: Pictorial History of Fairport and Perinton published

Author: Richard Palmer

Publisher: The Crooked Lake Review

Date: 4/7/09

Arcadia Publishing, well known publishers of local and regional history books, has just published a new book entitled "Fairport and Perinton" which features many rare views of the Erie Canal.

The book is by local authors William Keeler and Keith Boas. For more than a century, the town of Perinton and village of Fairport, just east of Rochester, have thrived on the banks of the Erie Canal and along the railroad. Through vintage photographs the reader can see what changes have occurred over time.

Keeler, curator and director of the Fairport Historical Museum, said "the book celebrates historical preservat on and is a fitting tribute to preservation efforts in the village of Fairport, which just passed a preservation ordinance in 2008."

The book includes previously-unpublished photos and construction and the break in the Embankment near Bushnell's Basin.

Co-author Boas is a native of Faiport and is a well known postcard photographer. Recently he published selection of postcards featuring the Erie Canal.

One chapter focuses on urban renewal and the changes it wrought in the appearance of the village. The book explores the construction and opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, and coming of the Barge Canal in the early 1900s.

The book is available at area bookstores, or from Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadia publishing.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738562346
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/06/2009
Series:
Then and Now Series
Pages:
95
Sales rank:
1,148,594
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


William Keeler, coauthor of two previous Arcadia Publishing books, works for the Perinton Historical Society and Fairport Historical Museum. Keith Boas is an author and retired Kodak photographer with 45 years of experience in the field of photography.

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