Notable landmarks include (from left to right):  South Ave, Johnson and Seymour Mill Raceway, Genesee River, Lehigh Valley Railroad Passenger Station, Plymouth Spiritualist Church, Erie Railroad Passenger Station, Court Exchange Building-National Casket Company, Court Street Bridge, 1st Presbyterian Church, W.S. Kimball Tobacco Factory, Statue of Mercury, Irving Place (Old City Hall), Free Academy, Rochester Saving Bank, German Insurance Building (Union Trust Building), Erie Canal Aqueduct (Broad Street), Aqueduct Building, Wilder Building, Powers Building, Elwood and Exchange Place Building, Brick Presbyterian Church, the buildings on the Main Street Bridge (including the old Democrat and Chronicle Building).


Signage visible: Swift's Pride Soap, William Jackling Hay and Grain, Express, John Rentschler Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Straiton & Storms Owl, Rochester Germicide Company Office 301-302 Cox Building, Model Laundry, Lehigh Valley Freight House, Lehigh Valley Company, Lehigh Valley Railroad Passenger Station, Erie Railroad Freight House, J.W. Gillis Company, Erie Railroad Station, Salvation Army Industrial Home: Work For All, Aqueduct Building, Van Doorn Co., Bartholomay Beers, The Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company, Burke & White Bookbinders, E.R. Andrews Printing Company; Printers, Stereotypes, Binders; T.E. Angell; Sash, Doors, Blinds and Mouldings, Geo P. Bortle: Sawing and Turning, Macauley-Fien Milling Co., "Excelsoir Mills", Pride of Dakota, The Best Flour Made," Democrat and Chronicle Printing, Rochester Dental Mfg. Co, Ocumpaughs, Show Case Works Store Fixtures, Under Mills Rapid Phonography: Missouri Contracts Five Years For Their Service Excludes All Others in Public Schools.


Panoramic view of the Court Street Bridge, Over the Genesee River, Rochester, N.Y. 

Circa 1906.

Clock reads 9:05 AM.

The Court Street Bridge is a historic, stone arch bridge designed by city engineer J. Y. McClintock. Constructed in 1893, its six shallow arches still span the Genesee River.  The last two arches extend over the Johnson and Seymour Mill Raceway (constructed in 1817) to produce energy from the river for local mills. 


In 1984, the Court Street Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Over the river, at Court Street, once stood the Erie Railroad Passenger Station. Designed by railroad architect, George E. Archer in 1886, and completed the following year, the "Erie Depot" was one of the few electrified railroad stations. Struggling to recover from the effects of The Great Depression, the passenger service ultimately terminated in 1941, and the station was demolished in 1942. 

The property currently serves as a parking lot for the Blue Cross Arena.


Present-Day View would be from the roof of the former Y.M.C.A Building (Parking Structure), click here.

Panoramic View from the (former) Y.M.C.A. Building, Rochester, N. Y.

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