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Historical Location

Name: Franklin Square

Category: Park and public meeting place

Size: Large

Condition: Good, the park was well taken care of by the town

Inhabitants: People from all over the city went to the square but it was largely used by the Jewish community

Map Location: C3

Description (ca. 1921):
Built in 1908 by Carrere and Hastings architectural firm, who also designed the New York Public Library, the park was a scenic place to spend an afternoon, but it also served as a meeting place for the Jewish community. After WWI soldiers and workers alike would protest against the pogroms in the square. However, at Christmastime the whole city would congregate in the square to see the giant Rochester Christmas tree.
The square was surrounded by housing, mainly apartments, that was mostly home to the Jewish community.