Middle Falls of the Genesee, Rochester NY

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Title

Middle Falls of the Genesee, Rochester NY

Description

A mile and a half downstream from Rochester's Upper Falls (later, "High Falls"), its Middle Falls originally had a height of 25 feet and were featured in Thomas Davies' 1768 engraving of the area. Here, we see one of two masonry dams built at the site. In 1917, one of the old dams was demolished to build a new moveable one, whose primary function now was to channel water through a tunnel--20 feet in diameter, 1500 feet long--to a generating station located at the base of Lower Falls.

That dam project may cause the "Middle Falls" to lose its designation as a waterfall, considered an "historical" one instead.

Publisher

Souvenir Post Card Co., NY

Date

1909-08-18

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Courtesy of Ken Cooper

Format

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Type

Postcard

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Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 5 in.