Notable landmarks include (from left to right): Dugan & Hudson Company Factory (now Buckingham Commons) First Baptist Church, First Methodist Episcopal Church, New York Telephone Company Telephone Building, Federal Post Office Building (now City Hall), Brick Presbyterian Church, Savoy Hotel, Platt Street Bridge, 

Signage visible: Dugan & Hudson Company, Armour's Extract of Beef, Four Famous Factories, Martin Brothers Piano Company: Manufacturers of Upright Pianos, Factory C., The Graves Passenger & Freight Elevators, Acme Oil Burning Engines and Boilers, Rochester Electric Motor Company, Local and Long Distance Telephone (New York Telephone Company) 1900, Moloney Bros Company: Women's, Misses and Children's Shoes, Buedingen Manufacturing Company: Manufacturers of Fine Paper Boxes, Silverware Cases, Paper Specialties, Antique Printing and Lithographing, Designing and Engraving, New York Office 90-92 West Broadway, Eastman Dry Plate & Film Company, Fred's Shoe Company, 151 DeMallie: The Sign Painter, Signs, American Express Company, Steinway Pianos, H.C. Wisner China, Glass and Earthenware, Big B Flour, Quaker Oats: The Strength Food, Savoy Hotel, Wallpaper, William W. Barnard Successor to James O. Howard, Liquor Store, Rochester Last Works, Levis & Broxholm Shoe Manufacturers, Ross, Levis and Piper Shoe Manufacturers, Guilford's Cut Rate Drug Store, Flour City Dental Parlors, The Brewster Dental Parlors, Thing & Company Shoes, Cigars, Weis & Fisher: Carpets, Stoves & Crockery, 
Furniture and Draperies, Homestead Furnishing Company, Signs, The Reliable Furniture and Carpet Company: Complete Furnishers of Cozy Homes, Hub Clothing Company, Burritt's Popular Price Jewelry Store, Mackie, Piano, Organ & Music Store, William J. Wegman Manufacturer of Mattresses and Springs, Fine Shoes, Saddles, W. P. Davis, Gardiner, Carpets, Howe & Rogers.  


Panoramic view of the former Church District, looking North from the Powers Building, Rochester, NY. 

Photo taken by the Detroit Publishing Company in 1904. Taken at 11:25 AM.  (Date unknown)


The Federal Post Office Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 13, 1972.

The  Brick Presbyterian Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 12, 1992.

Present day view would be from the roof of the Powers Buidling, click here.

North from the Powers Building, Rochester, N.Y.

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