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Brockport, New York, USA

Brockport, Monroe, New York, USA

By the 1840s, Brockport had developed a major industrial economy. It was the home of several iron foundries that produced stoves, tools, and threshing machines. In 1845, Cyrus McCormick came to Brockport and licensed the Backus & Fitch foundry to manufacture 100 of his newly-invented reapers. Either they were never made or did not work. So he then gave the same license to Seymour, Morgan & Co. In 1846, they produced 100 reapers that did work—thereby bringing the Industrial Revolution to agriculture.

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  • Settlement in Brockport began after a road was cut through the wilderness from Leroy in 1802.

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  • Brockport became a village around 1820, when the Erie Canal was laid out, and was incorporated in 1829

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  • 1830 - Population of Brockport, New York - 685

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  • 1854 - Brockport
    Brockport, a post-village of Sweden township, Monroe county, New York, on the Erie canal, 235 miles W. by N. from Albany, and 20 miles W. from...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    BROCKPORT, a village of Sweden township, Monroe co., in the state of New York, U.S., 235 m. WNW of Albany, on the Erie canal. Pop. in 1840, 1,249.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • 1877 - Market Street in Brockport heavily damaged by fire.

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  • 1895 - Brockport
    Brock'port, a post-village of Monroe co., N.Y., in Sweden township, on the Erie Canal, and on the New York Central Railroad, 17 miles W. by N. of...Read MORE...


  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Club House, Brockport Yacht Club, Sunnyside Beach
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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Masonic Temple, Brockport, N.Y.
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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Market Street, showing Post Office
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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Erie Canal, West of Brockport, N.Y.
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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Office of Moore's Newspaper Agency, and City Hall
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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Mary Jane Holmes Residence, 1907
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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Presbyterian Church, 1908
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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Hotel Giebel, 1909
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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    N.Y.C. Station and Lark Inn
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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    B.L.&R. Trolley Car - State St., Brockport, N.Y., 1910
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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Capen Hose House, Main St. and Park Ave.
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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Moore-Shafer Shoe Mnfg. Co.
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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Sunnyside Beach, Lake Ontario, North of Brockport, N.Y.
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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    The Batavia Preserving Co., North Main St., 1911
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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Lake Ave. looking North, from Brockport, N.Y., 1911
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  • In 1912 the voters of Brockport authorized the construction of the present water system, which draws on Lake Ontario.

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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    "Whitehall" Home of Fred H. Gordon, 1912
    Postcard
  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Methodist Church, 1914
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Brockport, a banking post-village of Monroe co., N.Y., on the Erie Canal and on the New York Central and Hudson River R., 17 miles W. by N. of...Read MORE...


  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Grammar School
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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Brockport State Normal School
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  • 1925 - Brockport's newspapers, the Republic and the Democrat merged to form the Republic-Democrat.

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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Church of the Nativity
    Postcard
  • 1927 - Moore-Shafer shoe company closes in Brockport.

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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Brockport Hospital
    Postcard
  • (Brockport) Lakeside Memorial Hospital is built.

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  • Owens-Illinois' Glass Container 4 Division, started operations in 1961 in Brockport.

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  • (Brockport) The sewage treatment plant closed in 1973 when the village was connected to the Pure Waters interceptor line.

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Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Brockport, New York, USA


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Club House, Brockport Yacht Club, Sunnyside Beach
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Brockport, New York, USA
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Masonic Temple, Brockport, N.Y.
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Brockport, New York, USA
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Market Street, showing Post Office
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Brockport, New York, USA
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Erie Canal, West of Brockport, N.Y.
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Brockport, New York, USA
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Office of Moore's Newspaper Agency, and City Hall
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Brockport, New York, USA
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Mary Jane Holmes Residence, 1907
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Brockport, New York, USA
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Presbyterian Church, 1908
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Brockport, New York, USA
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Hotel Giebel, 1909
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Brockport, New York, USA
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N.Y.C. Station and Lark Inn
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Brockport, New York, USA
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B.L.&R. Trolley Car - State St., Brockport, N.Y., 1910
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Brockport, New York, USA
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Capen Hose House, Main St. and Park Ave.
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Brockport, New York, USA
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Moore-Shafer Shoe Mnfg. Co.
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Brockport, New York, USA
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Sunnyside Beach, Lake Ontario, North of Brockport, N.Y.
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Brockport, New York, USA
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The Batavia Preserving Co., North Main St., 1911
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Brockport, New York, USA
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Lake Ave. looking North, from Brockport, N.Y., 1911
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"Whitehall" Home of Fred H. Gordon, 1912
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Brockport, New York, USA
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Methodist Church, 1914
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Grammar School
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Brockport State Normal School
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Brockport, New York, USA
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Church of the Nativity
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Brockport Hospital
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  • Settlement in Brockport began after a road was cut through the wilderness from Leroy in 1802.

    www.brockportny.org
  • Brockport became a village around 1820, when the Erie Canal was laid out, and was incorporated in 1829

    www.brockportny.org
  • 1830 - Population of Brockport, New York - 685

    www.brockportny.org
  • 1854 - Brockport
    Brockport, a post-village of Sweden township, Monroe county, New York, on the Erie canal, 235 miles W. by N. from Albany, and 20 miles W. from... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    BROCKPORT, a village of Sweden township, Monroe co., in the state of New York, U.S., 235 m. WNW of Albany, on the Erie canal. Pop. in 1840, 1,249.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • 1877 - Market Street in Brockport heavily damaged by fire.

    www.brockportny.org
  • 1895 - Brockport
    Brock'port, a post-village of Monroe co., N.Y., in Sweden township, on the Erie Canal, and on the New York Central Railroad, 17 miles W. by N. of... Read MORE...

  • In 1912 the voters of Brockport authorized the construction of the present water system, which draws on Lake Ontario.

    www.brockportny.org
  • 1916
    Brockport, a banking post-village of Monroe co., N.Y., on the Erie Canal and on the New York Central and Hudson River R., 17 miles W. by N. of... Read MORE...

  • 1925 - Brockport's newspapers, the Republic and the Democrat merged to form the Republic-Democrat.

    www.brockportny.org
  • 1927 - Moore-Shafer shoe company closes in Brockport.

    www.brockportny.org
  • (Brockport) Lakeside Memorial Hospital is built.

    www.brockportny.org
  • Owens-Illinois' Glass Container 4 Division, started operations in 1961 in Brockport.

    www.brockportny.org
  • (Brockport) The sewage treatment plant closed in 1973 when the village was connected to the Pure Waters interceptor line.

    www.brockportny.org

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