Pictures on Meigs – An Update
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.
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.