Rochester, New York: Leaders and Their Legacies (Images of America Series)

Rochester, New York: Leaders and Their Legacies (Images of America Series)

by Donovan A. Shilling
     
 

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Rochester owes much to those who made it the exceptional andunique city it has become. Many of the civic, commercial, industrial, and entertainment leaders who brought fame and prosperity to the city are saluted in Rochester Leaders and Their Legacies. A gallery of rare photographs reveals the images of the founders and their legacies: McCurdy's, McFarlin's,

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Rochester owes much to those who made it the exceptional andunique city it has become. Many of the civic, commercial, industrial, and entertainment leaders who brought fame and prosperity to the city are saluted in Rochester Leaders and Their Legacies. A gallery of rare photographs reveals the images of the founders and their legacies: McCurdy's, McFarlin's, Edwards, and Sibley's department stores; important businesses and products; and entertainment venues and memories. Here are glimpses of the nursery industry, Erie Canal, trolley days, downtown nightspots, theater performers, and recollections of unusual events, from fires and floods to the huge Elks Street Fair of 1899.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738538358
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/15/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,151,282
Product dimensions:
6.55(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author


An authority on local history, Donovan A. Shilling instructs classes at the Gannett School of the Rochester Museum & Science Center, researches and writes historical articles, and leads tours. He is a member of the Rochester Historical Society and the Landmark Society of Western New York and is the historian for the Rochester Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and the Rochester & Genesee Valley Depot Museum. Along with Rochester Leaders and Their Legacies, he has written four other books published by Arcadia: Rochester's Lakeside Resorts and Amusement Parks, Rochester's Downtown, Rochester: Labor and Leisure, and Rochester's Transportation Heritage.

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