I love seeing old pictures of Downtown Rochester. Historical photos of places we see all the time are just so interesting. On top of that I work in one of the most historical buildings in the city, the old Aqueduct Building, with the statue of Mercury on top close to it’s original place. The building is located near main street on the Genesee River. As such, our building is almost always visible in these old photos.
The following is a Panoramic picture from 1906 of the Genesee River area. You can see Mercury in it’s original position above the Cigar factory. Just across the canal (what later became broad street) you can see the Aqueduct Building. I found the picture (amongst others) on the Rochester Subway site.
So damn cool.