Notable landmarks include (from left to right, just out of view): The Plymouth Hotel, Duffy-McInnerney Company Building (City Place), Powers Hotel (Executive Building), Powers Building, Elwood and Exchange Building, Granite Building,  Keeler-Kimball Estate (original Chamber of Commerce Building), Rochester German Insurance Building (Union Trust), The Monroe County Courthouse (Clerk’s Downtown Office), original Rochester Savings Bank, Sam S. Shubert Theatre, and the Hotel Rochester.

 

Signage Visible: Duffy-McInnerney Company, The Plymouth (Hotel), Cut Rate Drugs, Sam S. Shubert Theatre.

Pedestrians cross West Main Street (old Buffalo Road) in front of the Hotel Rochester, near the Four Corners in Downtown Rochester, NY. 
Circa 1907. 

 

Born in Russia in the late 1870s, Lee and Sam Shubert (of the Sam S. Shubert theatre) moved with their family to Syracuse, N.Y. The two boys sold newspapers outside of the theatres to help support their family, until one day, Sam was invited to play a small part in one of the theatre productions. From that day on, the Shubert brothers quickly climnbed their way to the top of theatre management, eventually the nation's largest theatre chain. Read more about the Shubert brothers, here.


Present-day view would be from Plymouth Avenue and West Main Street, click here.

Main Street East from Hotel Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.

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