Re: At least Louise's home in Rochester appears to still be around...
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, olive_e_thomas
> Actually Rochester is a pretty nice city from the times I'vepassed
> through there - which was last back in 1989. Since Kodak and
> Xerox were the big industies there it got a lot of PHD types and
> not too many of the heave 'smokestack' industries that blight
> other places.
> One of the boasts of Rochester is that it still has their 'mansion
> avenue' - that street that used to be in every city where
> millionaires in the boom period from 1870 to 1900 built their
> homes. Most places saw their 'mansion avenues' developed
> over as the downtown expanded. They'd usually end up getting
> torn down for apartments, shops or factories - or remodeled into
> the same.
> If they survived into the 1960s some 'urban renewal' housing
> project would wipe out the remainders. Cities like Milwaukee
> Chicago and Detroit suffered through that in spades.
> A lot of old mansion districts survive in other communities as
> that street of doctors offices you see in just about every town.
> Of course now that digital cameras have pretty much supplanted
> film the area is suffering a lot which is a shame given how
> Kodak did so much of the early development of digital camera
> --- In email@example.com,
> nutsaboutclara <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > Hmm......Rochester, NY doesn't strike me as being a very
> > place, from what that picture shows.
> > -Dario.