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Rochester, NY: City of Re-Invention (Where Gumbo Was #140)

PHeymont ·
Gumbo’s location in Puzzle #140, as Travelling Canuck and GarryRF recognized, was the puzzling city of Rochester, New York—a city that has re-invented itself so many times that its nicknames tangle the tongue. It’s been the Young...
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Travel Rob ·
What an amazing look at Rochester! I'll have your piece in hand when I eventually get there!
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PHeymont ·
Another Rochester history note: Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist leader and former slave, made Rochester his home from 1843 to 1872, and is buried there. His newspaper, the North Star was published in Rochester starting in 1847. The statue of Frederick Douglass in the Highland Bowl was the first statue of an African-American in the U.S. There's more at RocWiki .
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TravelingCanuck ·
A very interesting place. Clearly I missed a whole lot when I was there on my one visit several years ago. Thank you for this great look at Rochester.
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JHeymont ·
Ah, as usual, I like PHeymont's blog. Well-written, lots of historical and artistic notes. But, I worry about writing about repurposing or reusing buildings without noting that in many cities that's gentrification--pricing working people out of apartments. Now, it's not clear that any of those buildings were once residential, so people aren't being pushed out of those, but the overall picture is bleak for many people who aren't wealthy. It's a contradiction for those of us who like the...
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