Panoramic view of the Highland Park Reservoir from the Ellwanger & Barry Memorial Pavilion, Rochester, N.Y.

Originally called the "Mount Hope Reservoir," the Highland Park Reservoir began receiving water from Hemlock Lake on Jan. 24, 1876. It was incorportated into Highland Park by landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmstedt, in 1888. The open-air Ellwanger and Barry Memorial Pavilion (also known as "The Children’s Pavilion") was dedicated to the children of Rochester on September 29, 1890, and offered Rochesterians a beauitful, 360 degree panoramic view of Highland Park for 71 years, until 1958, when it was deemed unsafe and fenced off from use. It was ultimately razed on April 17, 1960.

Present-Day View would be the Highland Park Reservior, click here.


Highland Park Reservoir (extended view), Rochester, N.Y.

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