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Pictures on Meigs – An Update

September 12, 2011
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Former Resident Sheila Kinsky  previously shared an article about the Generations on Meigs St  of her family that have lived at a house built for her grandfather around 1910.  She included stories about her own childhood, other people and descriptions of many parts of the neighborhood. Find that story by clicking on the picture to the right. 

Recently Sheila sent us several picturesof her family from early in the 20th Century taken  outside her family’s house on Meigs Street.

Connolly Family in 1911 on Meigs St

Marie Connolly on Meigs St

1918 City Directory Showing Connolly Residence

At the time of the pictures, Meigs Street extended only to Rockingham as this was during the era that the Ellwanger & Barry Realty Company was continuing to develop former nursery grounds and extending the Neighborhood from Linden to the edge of Highland Park.  If you click on the pictures to get a bigger view you will be able to see that the area south of the house is sparsely developed.

Shown above is a clip taken from the 1918 City Directory for the City of Rochester that shows James & Marie Connolly (Sheila’s grandparents)  were at that time living at the 929 Meigs address.   When looking to traces a relative from long ago or business (including vintage ads),   browse online  in The Rochester Directory  site (maintained by the Monroe County Library System).  The site currently has City Directory volumes available from the 1840s to 1930, later volumes are found within the stacks of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County at 115 South Avenue.

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