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Retail Rochester: 1904

Retail Rochester: 1904

Rochester, New York, circa 1904. "East Main Street at South Avenue and St. Paul Boulevard." A sartorial crossroads anchored by Garson's Clothiers. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

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Sales kiosks?

What are the tall round things in front of Garsons? They look like clothes dryers for newspapers.

[Display cases for Garson's wares, in this case, dickeys, collars and ties. -tterrace]

Granite is no guarantee

against conflagrations, as the so named building on the far right, which housed the Sibley, Lindsay & Curr Company department store was gutted on February 26, 1904, along with the rest of the block in Rochester's worst fire to that time:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibley_fire

http://www.gendisasters.com/new-york/7988/rochester-ny-fire-sweeps-downt...

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