Notable landmarks include (from left to right): The Genesee River, German Evangelical Salem Church, St. H.H Warner Building (H.H. Warner Lofts), St. Peter's Church, The Granite Building, Second Baptist Church, the original buildings on the Main Street bridge, Keeler-Kimball Estate (the original Chamber of Commerce Building), Christ Church, Osburn House, Erie Canal Aqueduct (now Broad St), The Y.M.C.A., Conventional Hall (Geva Theatre) W.S. Kimball Tobacco Factory, Statue of Mercury, The Erie Passenger Railroad Station.


Signage visible: Glenny's, Sibley, Lindsay & Curr, The National Hotel, Bickford's, Democrat and Chronicle, Ocumpaugh's, Engel The Furrier, Printing Company, The Best Printing and Engraving, John Hofman Company,  Show Case Works, Store Fixtures, Osburn House, Sapolio, Quaker Oats. 


Panoramic view looking East from the Wilder Building, Rochester, N.Y. 

Circa 1903.


Across from the Granite Building, the former Chamber of Commerce Building, first known as the "Keeler-Kimball Estate Building," was once located on the corner of South Ave and East Main Street in Downtown. Designed in 1894 by Leon Stern, for Peerless Tobacco Works co-founder and owner, William S. Kimball. As the city's second president of the Chamber of Commerce, he convinced the members to relocate their headquarters into the top, two floors of his newly-constructed, 13-story skyscraper just before his death in 1895. The Chamber would organize in Rochester's second steel skycraper until 1915, upon moving into the second Chamber of Commerce building at Bragdon and St Paul Street (designed by Claude Bragdon and commissioned by George Eastman). The Keeler-Kimball Estate Building would stand until being razed 1980 to make was for the (Joseph A. Floreano) Riverside Convention Center.

Present-day view would be from the roof of the Wilder Building, click here.

View looking East from the Wilder Building, Rochester, N.Y

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