This vintage view of downtown Rochester NY is truly remarkable. Looking northwest from South Avenue at the Erie Canal and Aqueduct crossing over the Genesee River, this scene is recognizable, yet incredibly different than it is today. 15 years after this image was captured, the Aqueduct bridge would no longer carry the water of the Erie Canal through Rochester. 25 years later subway cars would race over its arches and beneath a new road deck known as Broad Street. And 30 years later this view would be obstructed by the new Rundell Memorial Library, built in 1934.
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