RocLinks 8/20/16

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 August 20, 2016 and can be found here.

Lincoln Rochester Trust Branch [PHOTO: Rochester Daily Record 6/9/1958]

     By       Matthew Denker

From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week...

Late Suds

Late as in, I am late to the party. The 585 Brewer's Collaborative     anounced a collaborative beer

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to debut at the Flour City Brewer's Fest (yesterday). If someone thinks about it, save me one.

Other Things I'm Late on

So there are     tours

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of different neighborhoods all weekend. But the really good ones (I'm biased) were of Susan B last night. I love the neighborhood and think with just a little extra TLC (it's already pretty spectacular), it could be the kind of small gem that Grove Place is on the east side.

Ongoing Sad Subsidies

In another of years worth of efforts to keep good jobs away from 'bad people,' the state     OK'ed

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millions in subsidies for a tech park in the middle of nowhere. If this sounds like it sets the employment base up to need to afford and own cars to have a job, you'd be right.

Could be Here

And finally, some really great photos of the effects of Urban Highways can be found     over at Next City.

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The photos are of St. Louis, but they could easily be here (and somewhat sadly, anywhere). Even the bank above was built on the idea that Plymouth was likely to be the Inner Loop Route (which it was for a little) - clearly that didn't exactly work out.    * * *

As always, use the comments below as open discussion for anything in these links - or let us know if there's a topic you'd like to see us hit more aggressively in future RocLinks. Have a great weekend!

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PS - The bank branch rendered in the newspaper article opened on 8/17/59 at 65 Fitzhugh Street North. That's what is now city hall in the background to the right and the tower of Downtown United Presbyterian on the left. I don't know when the bank was torn down, but it clearly didn't make it much longer than the Church did before it. If anyone knows, I'd love to hear it. This site was formerly the First Methodist Episcopal Church, which was dedicated in 1900. It burned down in 1933. By 1935, this was already on the plat map as parking lot. By 1952, some kind of offices (possibly in an out-building) were on the site, as a company that ran parking lots in Rochester was based here.

First Methodist Episcopal Church [PHOTO: Albert R. Stone Negative Collection RMSC]
Chris Gemignani

Chris Gemignani

Rochester, NY, USA