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Granite Building: 1905

Granite Building: 1905

Rochester, New York, circa 1905. "Granite Building, Main Street & St. Paul." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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The Berrys - Osteopaths

7th floor, next to Equitable Insurance... According to my source (Mr G. Oogle) Drs Clinton D Berry and Gertrude Seeley Berry attended the American School of Osteopathy together in Kirksville, Mo. Gertrude graduated in June of '04.

Love looking for people watching.

Can you find both the man and the woman watching the camera from the building?

I used to work just across the street

My office in the third floor of the hotel (used to be the holiday inn) faced the 3-4th floors of that building back toward the rear of the Granite Building.

It's still there today.

Rochester, my home town, has lost dozens and dozens of beautiful buildings over the years. Fortunately, this Beaux Arts style skyscraper is not among them. It still stands at the corner of East Main and St. Paul streets.

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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