Notable landmarks include (from left to right): RG& E HydroPower Station #4,  German Evangelical Salem Church, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Upper Genesee (High) Falls, The Granite Building, Keeler-Kimball Estate (the original Chamber of Commerce Building),  the New York Central Railroad Bridge, Gorsline (High Falls) Building, Wilder Building, and the Powers Building.


Signage visible: Bickford Schantz Company, George J. Michelson Furniture Company,  Williams Hoyt & Company, Collapsible Paper Boxes, Color Printing.


Panoramic view from the Platt Street (Pont de Rennes) Bridge, showing the Upper Genesee (High) Falls Rochester, N.Y.

Circa 1903.


Designed by Leffert Buck, the 858-foot long, Platt Street truss bridge was constructed in 1891. Initially a transport bridge connected both industrial sides of the High Falls, it closed permanently in 1977 after triesome efforts to maintain it. The current Pont de Rennes pedestrian bridge replaced it in1982, honoring Rochester’s sister city of Rennes, France.


Present-day view would be from the Platt Street Bridge, click here.

View from the Platt Street Bridge, Upper Genesee Falls, Rochester, N.Y

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