Fairport in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“Old” South Main Street Yields to Urban Renewal
"Old" South Main Street Yields to Urban Renewal
Commercial block changes from necessities to niceities.
South Main Street circa 1915. South Main Street circa 1950. South Main Street circa 1970.
Nineteenth century commercial buildings that provided necessities like groceries, drugs, dry goods, and many services, lined South Main Street until the 1970s.
Under Urban Renewal, these structures were razed and the Village Landing was constructed, opening in 1978. The Fairport Public Library and a variety of businesses have occupied the Landing since.
Completed in 1987, Packett's Landing was constructed across the street from the Village Landing with financing from the Fairport Industrial Development Agency.
Erected by Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor & the Fairport Office of Community & Economic Development.
Location. 43° 6.021′ N, 77° 26.51′ W. Marker is in Fairport, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is on South Main Street (New York State Route 250) 0.1 miles north of Pleasant Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 South Main Street, Fairport NY 14450, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Fairport Village Hall (a few steps from this marker); The 20th Century Comes to South Main Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Erie Canal (about 500 feet away); De Land Chemical Co. (about 500 feet away); The DeLand Family Develops Fairport's Four Corners (about 600 feet away); Erie Canal Inn (about 700 feet away); Spice Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burying Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairport.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.