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Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Front Street

 
 
Front Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 19, 2012
1. Front Street Marker
Inscription. Front Street, once noted for its markets and first local homes of poor immigrants, no longer exists. Laid out in the 1820s as two long blocks, Front Street was lined by low brick buildings.

While the ground floors contained markets, small shops and saloons, the lofts housed successive waves of poor immigrants: Irish, Germans, Jews and, later, Italians. As they became established, they moved to other neighborhoods: Irish to "Dublin," Italians to "Mt. Allegro," Germans to the Brown Square area and Jews to Broad Street.

Over half the city's adult males in 1850 were foreign born. Later years brought new residents: southern blacks after World War II, Hispanics in the 1960's and Southeast Asians in the 1970's.
 
Location. 43° 9.372′ N, 77° 36.656′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is on Main Street mile east of Exchange/State Street (New York State Route 383), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Mills and Races (within shouting distance of this marker); From Hunting Ground to City (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street Bridge
Front Street Marker as seen facing west on Main image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 19, 2012
2. Front Street Marker as seen facing west on Main
(within shouting distance of this marker); Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Genesee River (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Site in Journalism (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Austin Steward 1793-1869 (about 500 feet away); Second Erie Canal Aqueduct (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
More about this marker. Marker cannot be read from street - grey metal marker on grey granite pedestal and grey raised letters
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Front Street Marker as seen facing east on Main image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 19, 2012
3. Front Street Marker as seen facing east on Main
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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