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


Signage visible:  Signage visible: Williams Hoyt & Co., Rochester Folding Box Co., Genesee Lithographic, Co., Collapsible Boxes, Color Printing

Illustrated view of the Upper Genesee River (High) Falls in Rochester, N.Y.

Circa 1905.


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 Rennes (Platt Street) Bridge, click here.

The Upper (High) Falls of the Genesee River, Rochester, N.Y

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