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Historical Location

Name: Genesee Valley Park

Category: [store/factory/school etc.] Park

Size: 800 Acres

Condition: Well Kept, Clean

Inhabitants: Working class, middle class

Map Location: E1

Description (ca. 1921): Created in 1888 by Frederic Olmstead, this park provided a way for all Rochesterians to escape the smoggy and dirty downtown area. The park was planned to have two sides, one was open, similar to a pasture, the other was for recreation. The recreational side recently got a boost in 1918 when the public golf course was expanded to 18 holes.