Historical Location

Name: Britton Field

Category: Airport


Condition: A well-conditioned aviation field

Inhabitants: None. Many workers, including pilots (e.g. Earl F. Beers)

Map Location: South Western most region of the map. West of the intersection of Scottsville Road and Westfield Avenue.

Description (ca. 1921):
Britton Field has been used for aviation purposes since it first passenger flight on August 18, 1919. Earl F. Beers urged the Rochesterian government to make Britton Field a municipal airport. He personally offered passengers flights for $1.00 a mile. In December of 1919, the Rochester City Council approved the purchase of Britton Field as a “municipal aviation station” and even proposed flights to Toronto in 1920.