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

Highland Park

 
 
Highland Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 29, 2012
1. Highland Park Marker
Inscription. Rochester's first park, offered in 1883 by Ellwanger & Barry Nursery; Accepted Jan. 13, 1888. Park Commission formed May 1, 1888.
 
Erected 1959 by County of Monroe.
 
Location. 43° 7.917′ N, 77° 36.559′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of South Avenue and Reservoir Ave, on the right when traveling north on South Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trophy Cannon ( within shouting distance of this marker); Douglass Home ( approx. mile away); Frederick Douglass Home Site ( approx. mile away); Frederick Douglass ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Nursery Office ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Hartwell Carver, M.D. ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Ninth of November, 1886 ( approx. mile away); To the Memory of ( approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
More about this marker. Along with being Rochester's first park, this is a major lilac nursery. It is the location of Rochester's annual Lilac Festival (10 days in mid-May). The park is home to over 100 varieties of lilac.
 
Categories. EnvironmentMan-Made Features
 
Facing North - Highland Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 29, 2012
2. Facing North - Highland Park Marker
Facing West - Highland Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 29, 2012
3. Facing West - Highland Park Marker
<i>Dewey Trophy Cannon, Taken in Spanish War, Mounted in Highland Park, Rochester, New York</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
4. Dewey Trophy Cannon, Taken in Spanish War, Mounted in Highland Park, Rochester, New York
<i>Lilacs in Highland Park, Rochester, N.Y.</I> image. Click for full size.
1936
5. Lilacs in Highland Park, Rochester, N.Y.
<i>Refectory, Highland Park, Rochester, N.Y.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
6. Refectory, Highland Park, Rochester, N.Y.
<i>Pavilion, Highland Park, Rochester, N.Y.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
7. Pavilion, Highland Park, Rochester, N.Y.
Rhododendron Valley, Highland Park, Highland Park, N.Y. image. Click for full size.
circa 1925
8. Rhododendron Valley, Highland Park, Highland Park, N.Y.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 1, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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