Despatch, NY, Rochester's Great Industrial Suburb

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Title

Despatch, NY, Rochester's Great Industrial Suburb

Description

According to the East Rochester Local History Office, the planned town of Despatch originally was named as such due to its proximity to railroad lines and a transportation company. Its land rights were purchased by entrepreneur Walter Parce between 1893-96 via his Vanderbilt Improvement Company.

The promotional map here probably dates to this period or shortly thereafter, with Parce a likely organizer. Selected factories like the Signal Manufacturing Co. and the Buchanan Brass Hardware and Rolling Mill are featured; at the same time the village's "Pure Water. Pure Air. Sanitary Sewers. Healthful Homes" are extolled. Even more than most bird's eye views, this one is aspirational in that many of its blocks consist of numbered lots, with the promise of "Fine Business and Residence Lots on Easy Payments." In the distance at upper left is the City of Rochester.

Creator

O.H. Bailey & Co.

Publisher

O.H. Bailey & Co.

Date

1893-1900

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division https://lccn.loc.gov/2010594221

Format

jpeg, 926 KB

Type

Bird's eye view

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Original Format

Bird's eye view

Physical Dimensions

61 x 81 cm