Notable landmarks include (from left to right, just out of view): The Second Monroe County Courthouse, the Free Academy Building, Cogswell fountain, The Rochester Saving Bank, Powers Building)

Signage visible: West Shore Ticket Office, F. J. Amsden, Agent; C.E. Morris Books And Stationery; Hiram Works Tobacco and Cigars, School.., Powers Banking House, Doran & Wright Banking Brokers.


View looking down the old Buffalo Road (West Main Street) looking at the former Rochester Savings Bank building, located on the corner of South Fitzhugh, in Downtown Rochester, NY. 

Circa 1883..

Originally built in 1857 as a 3-story building, the addition of the top floor, lanterns, clocks and griffin gargoyles were completed by 1877. A year later, the top story would serve as the first Rochester Chamber of Commerce headquarters until 1895 (when the C of C moved to the Keeler-Kimball Estate building).
The most notable employee of the bank was a young, George Eastman, who worked as a bookkeeper in the 1870s, (a decade before starting the Eastman Kodak Company).

The building was razed in 1955 and replaced by the current Monroe Building (Rochester office of Stewart Title). The clocks read 10:20am.

Present-day view would be from Main Street West (Buffalo Rd) , click here.

Rochester Savings Bank, Rochester, N.Y

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