11 November 2015

Rochester NY

updated 9 June 2016
Aerial Survey
(isolation from Avian Review below)
I went to Rochester via Google Street View looking for the New York One-Price Clothing House at 10 West Main St. for page 68 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection - 1885. Here's what I found nearby:

Flying High
Grand Entrance
July 2015
Apr 2012

The Monroe County Library System details the construction history of the Powers Building.

Special thanks to New York City developer Value Properties, Inc. for their successful renovation of this outstanding Rochester landmark, as detailed in the New York Times.

Before and after pictures of the renovation are featured on Rochestersubway.com.

In 2013, Ashley Management offered the opportunity to locate your business here:

Hans Padelt's photos (Library of Congress) give a historic view of the interior. 

Interested in seeing a contemporary view of the great stairway and a view from the top? See below:

Avian Review
April 2012
"In the best light"
Google Street View usually does not include night images, so for those interested, the above is a postcard from the early 20th century which shows the Powers Building at night. No credits or publisher information was on the card. Click the image to enlarge.

Returning to Rochester to investigate the location of G. Gould & Company's Fine Shoes (16 State St. and 3&5 Exchange Place), I came upon the Powers Building in yet a different light:

The Powers Building is always fascinating for the photographer!

May 2012

Rochester also hosts some fine street art. Here's an Atlantic Avenue example from Google Street View July 2015:

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