Illustrated postcard view of The Genesee River (High) Falls in Rochester, N.Y.
Circa 1836.
Artist: John T.  Young


High Falls had several names. "The Falls" is the original name given by the settlers, but "Middle Falls," "Main Falls," "Genesee Falls", "Upper Falls" and later, "High Falls" were also used. 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 during the construction of the Aqueduct, that sudden 14 foot drop is no longer present.


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

The Genesee River (High) Falls in 1836, Rochester, N.Y.

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