Notable landmarks include (from left to right): The New York Central Railroad Bridge, First (High) Falls, Third Presbyterian Church, Gorsline (High Falls) Building and the former St. Patrick's Cathedral. 


Signage visible: Williams Hoyt & Co., Boys' Youths' Misses' and Childrens' Shoes, Wood & Neel Co., Youths' Misses Childrens' and Infants Shoes, Rochester Folding Box Co., Genesee Lithographic, Co. 

Wintery view of the First (High) Falls of the Genesee River, Rochester, N.Y.

Circa 1906.


The Falls had several names. Originally, the "Upper Falls" was given to the rapids that were located between the Court St. Dam and the Erie Canal Aqueduct. Having been cleared away for the construction of the Aqueduct, that sudden 14 foot drop is no longer present. "The Falls" is the original name given by the settlers, but "Middle Falls," "Main Falls," "Upper Falls" and later, "High Falls" were also used.

Present-day view would be from the High Falls Terrace Park (near St. Paul St), click here.

First (High) Falls, Genesee River, Rochester, N.Y.

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