1920's Photo of Rochester Subway Construction

1920's Photo of Rochester Subway Construction

This article was scraped from Rochester Subway. This is a blog about Rochester history and urbanism has not been published since 2017. The current owners are now publishing link spam which made me want to preserve this history.. The original article was published December 06, 2013 and can be found here.

Rochester Subway, Broad Street tunnel construction. c.1925. [IMAGE: Rochester Municipal Archives]

   Today's Fun Foto Friday is this 1920's view of the Erie Canal aqueduct looking east. You're looking at the covering over the old canal which would soon become Broad Street and the Rochester Subway beneath. In the background (center) is the Osburn House hotel. Eventually Broad Street would be extended eastward, right through that hotel. The stairwell to the City Hall subway station can be seen at the street corner. And next to the stairs, notice the construction site...

The construction site for the new Genesee Valley Trust Company building, with City Hall subway entrance on the corner. July 1925. [PHOTO: Albert R. Stone]

   Here's a look from the street - now with the completed subway entrance. That construction site is the future home of the Genesee Valley Trust Company building (     Times Square Building    ).

The building to the right of the construction site houses the James Field Company (41-43 Exchange Blvd), selling awnings, tents, flags, camping equipment and toys. The Lincoln Branch of the Lincoln Alliance Bank can be seen at far right.

Rochester subway entrance to City Hall Station and the Times Square Building. c.1930. [IMAGE: RochesterSubway.com]

   Here's a postcard view, of the subway entrance and completed Times Square Building, c.1930.

Google street view of the same intersection today. [IMAGE: Google Maps]

   And     here

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a Google street view of the same intersection today.

Fun, fun, fun.

Chris Gemignani

Chris Gemignani

Rochester, NY, USA