View of Rochester, NY, 1880

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Title

View of Rochester, NY, 1880

Description

Detailed map of former Erie Canal boomtown reflects its growth into a large city half a century later. Looking north, from Highland Park, we can trace the Genesee River to Lake Ontario. Several features from Rochester's earliest days still are visible: the Erie Canal (and its viaduct across the Genesee), mills along the gorge near High Falls, the neighborhood of Corn Hill, Mt. Hope Cemetery, and more.

Although the panorama doesn't have numbered points and a legend, street names are clearly visible and many commercial buildings are labeled. Follow the hyperlink below to access higher resolution images.

Creator

H.H. Rowley & Co.
Beck & Pauli

Date

1880

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3804r.pm006250

Format

jpeg, 3.1 MB

Type

Bird's eye view

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Bird's eye view

Physical Dimensions

79 x 112 cm