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

Rochester's Early Banks

 
 
Rochester's Early Banks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 30, 2012
1. Rochester's Early Banks Marker
Inscription.  Diagonally across Franklin Street stands a fine example of the work of esteemed Rochester architect J. Foster Warner. This traditional banking house was built in 20th century Byzantine Style in 1928 for the Rochester Savings Bank. It features mosaics and wood-coffered ceilings.

The city's first bank, The Bank of Rochester, was founded in 1824. Colonel Nathaniel Rochester was its president. In 1829, The Bank of Rochester was chartered, followed by Rochester Savings Bank in 1831. By 1845, there were more than eight city banks. All but two weathered the Depression of the 1870's. These banks funded urban growth and encouraged thrift and financial discipline.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 43° 9.479′ N, 77° 36.29′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin St. and Liberty Pole Way, on the right when traveling south on Franklin St.. There are several other markers around, one on Main Street about the Liberty Pole, a

Rochester's Early Banks Marker, facing North image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 30, 2012
2. Rochester's Early Banks Marker, facing North
thin obelisk with support wires. If you visit during the holiday season, the Liberty Pole is lit up. Some cities have trees, Rochester has the Liberty Pole. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Eastman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Schiller Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grove Place (approx. ¼ mile away); Granite Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Austin Steward 1793-1869 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Genesee River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Main Street Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Erie Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Rochester's Early Banks Marker, facing South image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 30, 2012
3. Rochester's Early Banks Marker, facing South
Notice the support wires and the (in this photo) grey rectangular shape to the right of this image. That is the lower portion of the Liberty Pole and its support system. In the lower right of the image is the Miss Jane Pittman Drinking Fountain.
Rochester's Early Banks Marker, facing East image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 30, 2012
4. Rochester's Early Banks Marker, facing East
The street seen in this image is Liberty Pole Way.
Rochester's Early Banks - Building image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 30, 2012
5. Rochester's Early Banks - Building
This is the building as described on the plaque.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 12, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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