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Old 04-13-2009, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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Anybody know where the oldest neighborhoods are? Or know where to find information on them?
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:38 PM
 
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Try here:RochesterCityLiving : Neighborhoods (http://www.rochestercityliving.com/Neighborhoods/ - broken link)

Rochester City Wide Housing Market Study

Residential Apartment Rentals in Rochester, NY Located in the Historic Corn Hill Area

Landmark Society of Western New York (http://www.landmarksociety.org/tours/index.html?tourID=10000 - broken link)

http://www.landmarksociety.org/tours/index.html?tourID=4 (broken link)
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:12 AM
 
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David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

has some GREAT maps of Monroe County from before Rochester(ville) even existed! The city started on the west side of where the aquaduct still is, and expanded to the east side in the first of MANY annexations from Brighton.

http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/serv...~1&mi=9&trs=87

^Really good one from 1829. Love the spelling on "Perrington"... "Spencer's Basin" (Spencerport) and Brock Port. Plus it shows the original Erie Canal path which just seems WRONG
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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Try here:RochesterCityLiving : Neighborhoods (http://www.rochestercityliving.com/Neighborhoods/ - broken link)

Rochester City Wide Housing Market Study

Residential Apartment Rentals in Rochester, NY Located in the Historic Corn Hill Area

Landmark Society of Western New York (http://www.landmarksociety.org/tours/index.html?tourID=10000 - broken link)

Landmark Society of Western New York (http://www.landmarksociety.org/tours/index.html?tourID=4 - broken link)
The Rochester city living site is really good. I happened to stumble upon some pictures from Corn hill dates pre-1900's and I wanted to see if that was the oldest neighborhood in the city.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:17 AM
 
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David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

has some GREAT maps of Monroe County from before Rochester(ville) even existed! The city started on the west side of where the aquaduct still is, and expanded to the east side in the first of MANY annexations from Brighton.

David Rumsey Collection: Map of the County of Monroe. By David H. Burr. Published by the Surveyor General, pursuant to an Act of the Legislature. Entered according to an Act of Congress Jany. 5th. 1829 by David H. Burr of the State of New York. Engd.

^Really good one from 1829. Love the spelling on "Perrington"... "Spencer's Basin" (Spencerport) and Brock Port. Plus it shows the original Erie Canal path which just seems WRONG
That map is different. I wonder how accurate it is. The other thing I noticed is Irondequoit is not even mentioned and the bay is called Teoronto or Teoponto bay, its hard to read.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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Which is older? Grove place or Corn hill?
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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Grove place was probably developed before Corn Hill; or at least that would be my guess on its location' but Corn Hill definitely seems to be more "original" than Grove Place. It seems like Grove Place has been rebuilt a lot more since it was probably originally settled in the first half of the 19th century; with most of the homes there dating from the early 20th century; while Corn Hill still has many houses from the mid 19th century intact.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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Heres a website I found about Grove Place and the Gibbs st area.

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and some info from city-data:

http://www.city-data.com/neighborhoo...hester-NY.html
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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That map is different. I wonder how accurate it is. The other thing I noticed is Irondequoit is not even mentioned and the bay is called Teoronto or Teoponto bay, its hard to read.
Heres why, Irondequoit wasn't incorporated until 1839.

Irondequoit, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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Check out the Rochester History journal (available at the Rochester Public Library website). Lots of good articles that describe neighborhoods that no longer exist, like Frankfort, Old Dublin, Mt. Allegro, The Rapids, Castletown and Buttonhole.
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