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By Michael Leavy

American towns and cities have consistently prided themselves on their grand avenues. The social elite and commercial captains usually reworked general thoroughfares into excellent promenades coated with mansions to show off their wealth. Post-Civil battle the United States skilled a burst of this task, yet Rochester, America's first real boomtown, had already set its attractions on a grand street as early as 1840. The nouveau riche have been nervous to set up a prestigious social colony befitting their stature. utilizing neighborhood and nationwide architects, landscapers, and craftsmen, they remodeled East street from a crudely hacked pioneer lane into one of many grandest techniques to any urban on the planet. even if a little bit altered, it's nonetheless Rochester's most lovely road and is still one among Monroe County's such a lot incredible features.

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