Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 43° 9.372′ N, 77° 36.656′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is on Main Street, Ό 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Early Mills and Races (within shouting distance of this marker); From Hunting Ground to City (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street Bridge (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); Frederick Douglass 1815-1895 (about 300 feet away); The Reynolds Arcade (about 400 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
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 25 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.