Lower Falls view, Rochester, New York,' photograph   Save
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Description: A view of the Lower Falls of the Genesee River in Rochester, New York (1870-1879). This photograph appears opposite p. 109 of "Rochester: The Flower City, 1855-1890" by Blake McKelvey (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1949). The Genesee River runs through the heart of Rochester, New York, on its way to Lake Ontario. Within the city the Genesee drops in three places (the so-called Upper, Lower, and Middle Falls). The Lower Falls have a 110-foot drop. Situated along the riverbanks are several industrial-looking buildings with tall smokestacks. Other buildings form a backdrop to this vista. Historian Blake McKelvey's professional career is inextricably linked to his adopted hometown, Rochester, New York. The majority of his books are devoted to the city's history, including the publication in which this map is found. During the last half of the 19th century, Rochester was home to a thriving nursery industry, thus earning for itself the nickname "Flower City." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05785
Subjects: Rochester (N.Y.)--History; McKelvey, Blake, 1903-2000;
Places: Rochester (New York); Monroe County (New York)