Read and see the history of this fascinating community in western New York. The Perinton Historical Society has published, through Arcadia Press, three pictorial books describing the village of Fairport and the town of Perinton in images and captions from 1859 to the present. Over 600 different pictures, total, of Fairport and Perinton are in these three publications.
You can buy each book individually or buy the complete set of three for $45.00, a discount of over $15.00 from the full retail price.
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Perinton, Fairport, and the Erie Canal
Perinton and Fairport in the 20th Century
Fairport and Perinton; Then and Now
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Perinton, Fairport, and
the Erie Canal
This is the first book in the trilogy. The book gives the reader a general look at the community of Fairport and Perinton. You'll see pictures of the Erie Canal which spurred the growth of Fairport beginning in 1825, early industries such as the DeLand Chemical Co. makers of saleratus, Cobb's Preserving and American Can makers of the solderless can, Certo pectin products, and Crystal Springs Water Company.
Communities within the town are described; the Town of Perinton, the Hamlets of Bushnell's Basin and Egypt, and the Villages of Fairport, Despatch and East Rochester.
A special chapter is included on the 1908 Old Home Week celebration in Fairport, a festival which swept through many communities in the Northeast United States and Canada in the early part of the 20th century. Published by Arcadia Press in 2001.
Individual Book Price - $19.00
Perinton and Fairport
in the 20th Century
The second book emphasizes transportation, services, and people in Fairport and Perinton. There are chapters on the Rochester Syracuse and Eastern Electric Railroad which ran from 1906 to 1931 through the town of Perinton, trolley neighborhoods, water power and light, fire departments, sports, and inventors from the community.
There is a special chapter which shows how the village of Fairport looked before urban renewal destroyed over 40 buildings, some dating from the 1850's. Signed copies available at no extra charge. Published by Arcadia Press in 2004.
Individual Book Price - $20.00
Fairport and Perinton;
Then and Now
The trilogy concludes with a book that has vintage pictures, some over 100 years old, and pairs them with pictures of the same site or building taken today. This unique perspective shows changes over time in the community of Fairport and Perinton.
You will see the rehabilitation and reuse of factory and commercial buildings, residential houses, and one room school houses. There is a chapter on urban renewal where you will see the buildings in Fairport's central business district before and after the federal project in the 1970's.
Also included is a special chapter on the rebuilding of the Erie Canal from 1910 to 1918. See rare pictures of construction almost 100 years ago on the Erie Canal and the famous Main Street Lift Bridge sited in Ripley's Believe It or Not. Published by Arcadia Press in 2009.
Individual Book Price - $22.00