Ownership of Batavia's Ellicott Hall was questionable for over 60 years of its life.
Before the advent of centralized districts, schools like this one in East Pembroke played an important role in educating our region's rural population.
The city's yearlong centennial celebration ended during its annual Christmas in the City event.
As Batavia celebrates its centennial in 2015, city historian Larry Barnes shares a collection of images of the community from the beginning of the 20th century.
The Grand Canyon of the East has been a tourist location since the 1830s, but it has also faced numerous threats from developers who sought to utilize the Middle Falls as a source of power.
Before Darien Lake’s roller coasters dominated the area’s amusement rides, Indian Falls’ Boulder Park was the place to spend summers in Genesee County.
It’s a classic case of discovering something while looking for other things: thanks to a conversation with Batavia’s town historian, we can share these early 20th century photos of one of the region’s oldest hamlets.
Built as the summer home of businessman William H. Gratwick in 1903, Linwood Gardens has stood the test of time. Today, Western New Yorkers venture to the gardens in Pavilion for the annual Tree Peony Festival of Flowers each May.