Notable landmarks: South Ave; Merchants' Bank, The Keeler-Kimball Estate Building (former Chamber of Commerce), Main Street East, Democrat and Chronicle Main Street Building, Four Corners, Wilder Building, German Insurance Building (Union Trust Building), Rochester Savings Bank, Powers Building, Elwood and Exchange Place Building, Burke, FitzSimons, Hone Co., St Paul Street, The Granite Building.

 

Signage visible: Merchants' Bank, Garson's Clothiers, Furnishers, Hatters 1862; Barber Shop, Shampooing, I. J. Levenson Hair Cutter, Milton Clark Fire Insurance, The S.S. White Dental Manufactoring Company, The Fidelity and Casuality, Co..  N.Y. Accident & Health Insurance, W. A. Lewis, General Agent, The National,  Occumpaughs, North Park, South Park Band Concert, McFarlin Clothing Co., The Burke, FitzSimons, Hone Co., Inc., St Paul St. Union Clothing Company.


East Main Street looking West,  at the intersection of South Avenue and St. Paul Street in Downtown Rochester, NY. 
Circa 1904. 

At 8:41am, trolley car, advertising a band concert at South Park (Genesee Valley Park), departs the intersection at Main Street East, St Paul Blvd and South Ave: once home to some of Rochester's largest clothing and department stores.

To the left, at South Ave and E Main St, in the former Chamber of Commerce building (Keeler-Kimball Estate Building) was Garson's Clothiers and the National Clothing Company.

To the right, at Main and St Paul St, the former McFarlin Clothing Company,  the Burke, FitzSimons, Hone Company Buildings, and across the street from the Granite Building, which housed the Sibley, Linsday, and Curr Department Store and Union Clothing Company.


Present-day view would be from just outside of the main entrance of the Granite Building, click here.

E. Main Street (looking West), Rochester, N.Y (COLORIZED)

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