Glimpses into History

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William B Morse Lumber - Rochester NY

William B. Morse: A Lasting Legacy

September 16, 2021

From a very young age William B. Morse had two enduring passions:  his family and his business.  That passion has lived on in Morse’s descendants for four generations.  His lumber […]

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Benjamin Malben, 1804 – 1896

Benjamin Malben, 1804 – 1896

August 31, 2021

The man who dug the very first grave at Mount Hope Cemetery (for William Carter in 1838) is also buried at Mount Hope. This distinction must have been deemed notable […]

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Frances Case Morse: Susan B. Anthony’s Neighbor in Life and in Death

Frances Case Morse: Susan B. Anthony’s Neighbor in Life and in Death

August 16, 2021

Section A Vignette # 10 With all the interest in last year’s 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment (women’s vote), Susan B. Anthony and her interment at Mount Hope Cemetery […]

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The Old Chapel and its Architects: Henry Searle (1809 - 1892) and Henry Robinson Searle (1836 - 1882)

The Old Chapel and its Architects: Henry Searle (1809 – 1892) & Henry Robinson Searle (1836 – 1882)

June 30, 2021

Section A Vignette #9 The story of the old chapel, with its receiving vault, and of the architects, H. Searle & Son, has been little noted in late years. A […]

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Austin Steward: Abolitionist, Freeman, Father

Austin Steward: Abolitionist, Freeman, Father

June 14, 2021

Section A Vignette #8 In the northwest corner of Mount Hope Cemetery lies a gravestone marking the burial plot of four children.  These are the children of Austin and Patience […]

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Chester Dewey School

Chester Dewey

May 17, 2021

Section A Vignette # 7  If you have the occasion to travel into downtown Rochester, look for 200 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14605 at the corner of Scio Street. There […]

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