SUMMER

The summer layout shows a view as you approach downtown Rochester, New York in 1950! You may recognize some of the landmarks on the backdrop, but the newer skyscrapers (ie. Xerox) are missing because they were not built yet.  The backdrop was painted by The Rochester Art Club in 1950. You can see Kodak, Sibley Tower, Superba Cravats, the Powers Building, University of Rochester  Rush- Rhees Library, the old New York Central Railroad terminal, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad terminal, Lake Ontario at Summerville and the Genesee River.

This is a slide show of the summer layout.




Panorama of Summer Layout

Click on the link below to view this layout in a panoramic view.
The file is LARGE and may take a few minutes to download, so please be patient. It is worth the wait!
Moving your mouse slowly will take you around the entire layout.
When you cross a historic spot, its history will appear! A special thanks to Gabe Pellegrino, a historian and librarian at the Rundel Library
and to Dan Muggeo, a RIT graduate and computer programmer who assisted us with this project and to Josh Marrah , a RIT student and photographer.

Click here to view the Summer layoutl