Brockport in the Age of Modernization 1866-1916

Brockport in the Age of Modernization 1866-1916

by William G. Andrews

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634990547
Publisher: America Through Time
Publication date: 07/30/2018
Series: America Through Time
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,282,066
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author


WILLIAM G. ANDREWS is a Political Science Professor emeritus at the SUNY College at Brockport. He is active in local civic affairs, including as Deputy Mayor/Trustee of the Village of Brockport, Village Historian emeritus, and Vice-Chair of the Historic Preservation Board. This is his seventh book on Brockport history and he is writing an eighth.

Table of Contents

Preface 5

List of Abbreviations 6

1 1865 Brockport 9

Introduction 9

Physical Appearance 10

Who They Were 15

Government and Politics 20

Economy 28

Social Institutions 31

Cultural Life 33

Amusements 35

Fires 38

Accidents 38

Crime 39

2 Leaders 41

Dayton S. Morgan 41

The Gordons 42

William H. Seymour 44

Henry Seymour 45

Wilson Moore 46

George Barnett 47

Huntley and Johnston 48

Horatio N. Beach 49

Merritt and Milo Cleveland 50

Thomas Cornes 51

3 Infrastructure 53

Municipal Water 53

Municipal Sewers 57

Modernized Streets 60

Cement Sidewalks 65

4 Utilities 69

Telephones 69

Electricity 70

Home Delivery of Mail 71

5 Transportation 73

A Modern Canal 73

Bicycles 79

Automobiles 81

Trolley 86

6 Institutions 91

State Normal School 91

Union Elementary School 95

Elections 99

Fire Department 103

7 Conclusion 105

Endnotes 107

Bibliography 112

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