Notable landmarks include (from left to right): The New York Central Railroad Bridge, Wilder Building, Powers Building, Upper (High) Falls and Gorsline (High Falls) Building. 


Signage visible: Williams Hoyt & Co. Shoes, Boys; Youths Misses and Childrens' Shoes, Rochester Folding Box Co., Genesee Lithographic, Co., Collapsible Paper Boxes, Color Printing.

Colorized postcard view of the Genesee River, Upper Falls, showing the New York Central Railroad Bridge, Rochester, N.Y.

Circa 1907.


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 Pont de Rennes (Platt Street) Bridge, click here.

Genesee River, Upper Falls, N.Y. Central R.R. Bridge, Rochester, N.Y (COLORIZED)

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