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Rochester Mid Seventies

High Falls area - photo by Paul Dodd 1976
High Falls area – photo by Paul Dodd 1976
Main and Clinton - photo by Paul Dodd 1976
Main and Clinton – photo by Paul Dodd 1976
Big guy on the corner of Portland Avenue and Hudson - photo by Paul Dodd 1976
Big guy on the corner of Portland Avenue and Hudson – photo by Paul Dodd 1976
Hess Gas Station on Monroe Avenue, Rochester, New York - photo by Paul Dodd 1976
Hess Gas Station on Monroe Avenue, Rochester, New York – photo by Paul Dodd 1976
Model Lunch Diner in Rochester, New York- photo by Paul Dodd 1976
Model Lunch Diner in Rochester, New York- photo by Paul Dodd 1976
Upton Cold Storage 38 Cliff Street - Paul Dodd photo 1976
Upton Cold Storage 38 Cliff Street – Paul Dodd photo 1976
Muggs Up located where Sibley Library is today, across street from Eastman Theater - Paul Dodd photo 1976
Muggs Up located where Sibley Library is today, across street from Eastman Theater – Paul Dodd photo 1976
University Grill, next door to Towner's on University Avenue in Rochester, New York - photo by Paul Dodd 1976
University Grill, next door to Towner’s on University Avenue in Rochester, New York – photo by Paul Dodd 1976
De Luxe Shoe Store sign on Monroe Avenue - photo by Paul Dodd 1976
De Luxe Shoe Store sign on Monroe Avenue – photo by Paul Dodd 1976
Alamo Art Gallery on Monroe Avenue in Rochester, New York - photo by Paul Dodd
Alamo Art Gallery on Monroe Avenue in Rochester, New York – photo by Paul Dodd
Hoosier Bills restaurant on Monroe Avenue near downtown - photo by Paul Dodd 1976
Hoosier Bills restaurant on Monroe Avenue near downtown – photo by Paul Dodd 1976
My bike in downtown Rochester 1976
My bike in downtown Rochester 1976

East Main Street, Rochester, New York

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We lived on Hall Street, across from East High for twenty seven years. In 1996 I began work on Passion Play, a version of the Stations of the Cross. I pictured Christ being sentenced at East High and then working his way down East Main to the Liberty Pole where he would be crucified. I collected source material including one roll of slide film, shots of locations on East Main, with the intention of doing fourteen paintings but never got to that stage.

I showed the prints at the Bug Jar during Lent 1998 and I entered them in the 1999 Rochester Finger Lakes exhibition and they won both The Averill Council of the Memorial Art Gallery Award and the Harris Popular Vote Award.

I rode my bike downtown everyday and got very familiar with these places. So many things have changed since then.

Lyell Avenue, Rochester New York

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When I first moved back to Rochester I got a carpentry job building new homes in Gates and Spencerport. I spent a lot time traveling out Lyell Avenue and was always intrigued by the colorful street. In 2004 I travelled the length of it on my bike and took a few photos photos

Culver Road, Rochester, New York

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If this car turns right here, off of Monroe Avenue, it will be on the beginning of Culver Road. Culver goes straight north until it hits Lake Ontario. It is City of Rochester property all the way. I rode the length of it on my bike and photographed a few of the landmarks.

From the City of Rochester Archives

Plymouth Avenue street car - photo from City of Rochester
Plymouth Avenue street car – photo from City of Rochester
Rochester residents celebrate the end of World War I on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918. – photo from City of Rochester
Rochester residents celebrate the end of World War I on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918. – photo from City of Rochester
Rochester residents celebrate the end of World War I on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918. – photo from City of Rochester
Rochester residents celebrate the end of World War I on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918. – photo from City of Rochester
View of Main Street from Sate Street - photo from City of Rochester
View of Main Street from Sate Street – photo from City of Rochester
George Eastman's old home 1954 – photo from City of Rochester
George Eastman’s old home 1954 – photo from City of Rochester
Boats along Genesee River near Lake Ontario 1956 – photo from City of Rochester
Boats along Genesee River near Lake Ontario 1956 – photo from City of Rochester
Crowd at Midtown Plaza on April 10, 1962 – photo from City of Rochester
Crowd at Midtown Plaza on April 10, 1962 – photo from City of Rochester
Broad Street Bridge - photo from City of Rochester
Broad Street Bridge – photo from City of Rochester
Main Street from Lincoln Rochester Building, now the Metropolitan – photo from City of Rochester
Main Street from Lincoln Rochester Building, now the Metropolitan – photo from City of Rochester
Buildings lining south side of Main Street bridge - photo from City of Rochester
Buildings lining south side of Main Street bridge – photo from City of Rochester
Aerial view of industrial section along Genesee River in Rochester, New York. Kodak Office on Lake Avenue is seen in upper right. - photo from City of Rochester
Aerial view of industrial section along Genesee River in Rochester, New York. Kodak Office on Lake Avenue is seen in upper right. – photo from City of Rochester
Main and Clinton, downtown Rochester – photo from City of Rochester
Main and Clinton, downtown Rochester – photo from City of Rochester
Haloid Xerox trade show in Rochester, New York - photo by Paul Dodd 1976
Haloid Xerox trade show in Rochester, New York – photo by Paul Dodd 1976
Funeral Directors Convention at War Memorial – photo from City of Rochester
Funeral Directors Convention at War Memorial – photo from City of Rochester
1962 Auto Show at War Memorial in downtown Rochester – photo from City of Rochester
1962 Auto Show at War Memorial in downtown Rochester – photo from City of Rochester
Taxi cab meter testing by Weights & Measures 1954- photo from City of Rochester
Taxi cab meter testing by Weights & Measures 1954- photo from City of Rochester
Aerial view of Veterans Memorial Bridge with traffic circle on Saint Paul Boulevard in Rochester, New York - photo from City of Rochester
Aerial view of Veterans Memorial Bridge with traffic circle on Saint Paul Boulevard in Rochester, New York – photo from City of Rochester
Opera in Highland Park on August 12, 1953 – photo from City of Rochester
Opera in Highland Park on August 12, 1953 – photo from City of Rochester
Park Avenue after snow storm in 1945 – photo from City of Rochester
Park Avenue after snow storm in 1945 – photo from City of Rochester
South Clinton Avenue downtown. Leon's Typewriter is shown on the left. - photo from City of Rochester
South Clinton Avenue downtown. Leon’s Typewriter is shown on the left. – photo from City of Rochester
Security Trust Bank Construction - photo from City of Rochester 1963
Security Trust Bank Construction – photo from City of Rochester 1963
City Commissioner in front of Midtown Tower construction - photo from City of Rochester
City Commissioner in front of Midtown Tower construction – photo from City of Rochester
Main and Clinton, the unofficial four corners of Rochester New York - photo from City of Rochester
Main and Clinton, the unofficial four corners of Rochester New York – photo from City of Rochester
View of East Main from East Avenue. Building with Topper Beer ad is site of Liberty Pole today. - photo from City of Rochester
View of East Main from East Avenue. Building with Topper Beer ad is site of Liberty Pole today. – photo from City of Rochester
View East Main and Sibley's - photo from City of Rochester
View East Main and Sibley’s – photo from City of Rochester
Plymouth Avenue and Smith Street with DiPaolo Bakery in Rochester. - photo from City of Rochester
Plymouth Avenue and Smith Street with DiPaolo Bakery in Rochester. – photo from City of Rochester
Clinton Avenue South at Averill - photo from City of Rochester
Clinton Avenue South at Averill – photo from City of Rochester
Canoeing in Genesee Valley Park - photo from City of Rochester
Canoeing in Genesee Valley Park – photo from City of Rochester
"Keep Your City Clean" campaign promotion - photo from City of Rochester
“Keep Your City Clean” campaign promotion – photo from City of Rochester

2 Replies to “city of rochester”

  1. Hoosier Bills Restaurant looks like 213 Monroe Ave, next door to the Bug Jar.
    lots of cool photos thanks for sharing.

  2. Yes Casey. That’s the spot. And for a few minutes in the seventies there was a place called the Mozart Cafe where I cooked. The owners were a gay couple and one was the first diagnosed AIDS case in Rochester. Both died fast. Long ago and far away…

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