The intersection at State and Main Streets in downtown Rochester, known as
the Four Corners, was once the very heart of the citymore so than it
is today. This beautiful image, probably taken in the early 1910s, captures
the energy of this bustling square during a time when Rochester was on the rise.
Trolleys and horse-drawn carraiges fight for their positions on the snow-covered
streets. While pedestrians, bundled in winter attire go about their daily routine.
The Four Corners once had some of the most beautiful examples of Victorian, Gothic,
Romanesque, and Neoclassical architecture standing at each corner. From left to right are
the Rochester Trust & Safe Deposit Co.,
the Powers Building,
the Elwood Building,
and the Wilder Building.
The Rochester Trust & Safe Deposit Co. and the Elwood Building were demolished in
the 1960s, but they live forever within the four corners of this wonderful postcard.
This postcard is unused, and considering its age it is remarkably good condition.
There aren't many of these postcards out there once its gone its
gone. And were in no rush to let it go. If youre interested in owning this
piece of history please email us or you can order a reprint.
For a closer look at this postcard
rollover the image to the left.