Greece in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
World War II
Odenbach Shipbuilding Corp.
built on this site ca. 1942.
produced barges & tankers
for war effort launched via
channel to Lake Ontario.
Erected 2015 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 256.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
Location. 43° 15.842′ N, 77° 38.809′ W. Marker is in Greece, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Dewey Avenue and Ling Road (County Route 143), on the left when traveling north on Dewey Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14612, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Read & Paddy Hill (approx. one mile away); Paddy Hill School (approx. one mile away); Greenleaf Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Latta House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse (approx. Battle of the Bulge (approx. 2 miles away); To Commemorate the Memory of Ira J. Jacobson (approx. 2 miles away); Charlotte Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greece.
More about this marker. The marker was unveiled on December 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM.
Regarding World War II. John H. Odenbach owned the Odenbach Shipbuilding Corporation, which broke ground in 1942. At its peak, the plant employed over 1,500 people and produced over fifty coastal tankers and derrick barges before the end of the war in 1945.
In conjunction with the sign unveiling, the Odenbach family graciously gifted the town a large model ship. - Source: Town of Greece website news.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 28, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.