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High_Falls_of_Genesee_-_Rochester_NY_-_Browns_Race_Historical_District.jpg
Original description reads "High Falls, The Crown Jewel of Brown's Race Historical District, Rochester, NY." Beginning in the 1990s the City of Rochester attempted to redevelop the former manufacturing area as a mixed housing and tourism district,…

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Photograph from a now-defunct news service company shows the High Falls area of Genesee River. At right we see the Gorsline Building that housed three main manufacturing operations at this time: Williams, Hoyt & Co. (a maker of shoes); the Rochester…

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This is one of the earliest known images of waterfalls in the vicinity of present-day Rochester, NY. Davies, a British Army officer, had trained to provide drawings for military. The drawing here was one of a series produced during the French and…

High Falls.jpg
Somewhat idealized view of Rochester's High Falls has cattle grazing peacefully in the foreground of this print. The "Mercury" statue at rear center, however, dates the scene after 1881--which is when the Kimball Tobacco Factory commissioned it. By…

High Falls front.jpg
At nearly 100 feet in height, the "High Falls" were a determining factor in the location of Rochester. Mills took advantage of the drop and the Genesee River's water flow in the form of mills, beginning in 1807 and especially in the years following…

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Among the ten scenes for Rochester's Centennial in 1934, the third took viewers back to 1829 and the daredevil's fateful leap from High Falls. Two views of the scene appear here: a photograph from the souvenir program, and portion of the program…
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