Historic Rochester

How to get to town of rochester from old brochure circa 1950

map from old Town of Rochester brochure circa 1950

alligerville schoolhouse circa 1950

Lackawack School 1936

O&W Train stopped at Kyserike Station, circa 1920. Postcard sent by Kyserike Post Master to Friend Grace.


Rochester Today

Diorama model of NY Ontario & Western Railway at Main Street crossing in Accord, Anderson home and mill in background (circa 1920). Created by Wayne Sittner, 1970.

Construction of Merriman-Lackawack Dam for Rondout Reservoir (circa 1940)

Alligerville Post Office Building, now RELC Headquarters

The historical background of the RELC headquarters building is that it was constructed in 1932 by Elmer Schoonmaker, farmer from across the road, for his wife, Breta, when she was appointed postmistress of the Alligerville Post Office. It operated there until 1954 when it was closed down (as were most of the fourth class post offices in the area), and Alligerville became a rural route in the High Falls Post Office District.

For a time, mail sacks from High Falls were delivered to the former Alligerville P.O., to be distributed by a clerk there. This was followed by establishment of RFD routes with delivery to mail boxes for each address.

Accord Dutch Reformed Church

Harold lipton community center in accord, Dedicated 2018.

Palentown Schoolhouse

fields on whitfield rd, view of shawangunks

whitfield cemetary on airport rd

Historic Marker for accord schoolhouse

Historic Marker for accord schoolhouse

whitfield cemetary on airport rd

Former Accord Schoolhouse

Former Accord Schoolhouse


Museum and FHR Events

Friends of Historic Rochester headquarters and museum

HEritage Day 2017

HEritage Day 2017

Rick rydant giving a presentation on father divine at heritage day 2017

Dedication plaque to percy and ellie

just a few of the collection of historic photos at the FHR museum

Map of Town of Rochester

Collection of local family geneaology

Heritage day in the BLue stone Press, 2017

Heritage day in the BLue stone Press, 2017