March 30, 2008

Spring Snow on the Canal Path

Friday morning we woke up to a spring snow that stuck to just about everything. It was by far the most beautiful snow we have had this year. By the end of March most people have been ready for winter to be over for about a month, but it is scenery like this that make me glad to be living in upstate New York! (click for larger view)

March 23, 2008

Brockport Strand Movie Theater

Brockport's Strand Theater - Movies have been shown on this site since around 1910, making it one of the oldest in the country. The building was remodeled in 1946 to the Strand we know today. There are some historical pictures at this site, and here you can see the block walls being started for the original building. My mother worked at the Strand's candy counter in the 50's. The earliest movie I recall seeing there, was the original Star Wars, in 1977. (click for larger view)

March 21, 2008

Canal Boat Docks at Night

This is from the north canal bank, looking at the Main St. lift bridge. Most of the boats that stop in Brockport, dock in this area between the two lift bridges. This was taken in August of 1997, well before the new welcome center was built. (click for larger view)

March 16, 2008

Hartwell Hall, SUNY Brockport

Here is the old "State Teachers College", now Hartwell Hall at SUNY Brockport. Built from 1938-1941, it is the second oldest building on campus, and is rumoured to house a couple ghosts. Prior to the SUNY era, this building was the whole college on 6 acres. There is also a nice 1945 aerial picture in that last link. Taken in September 1999. (click for larger view)

March 10, 2008

Spencerport Carnival on the Erie Canal

Spencerport's carnival is right in the middle of town, along the Erie Canal. Usually the boat docking areas will fill up a day or two before to stay during the carnival. This was taken from the north canal bank near the lift bridge, looking south-west. Taken in June of 1999. (click for larger view)

March 7, 2008

Park Avenue Lift Bridge

This is the Part Ave Lift Bridge, looking south east just after sunset. It is the 2nd lift bridge in Brockport and still has the old style control tower. You can just see the edge of Harverster Park on the right side. Taken in August of 1997. (click for larger image)

March 1, 2008

Spencerport Gazebo - Christmas

This is Spencerport's gazebo on the Erie canal, decorated for the holidays. Taken in 1999. (click for larger view)