"Though the corner of East Avenue and Vick Park A was originally the site of the Old Union Tavern and Race Course, for the past 130 years it has been home to the stately mansion pictured here. The Queen Anne style home was built in 1883 for Henry Ellsworth, a successful building and railroad contractor who was involved in the construction of some 85 buildings in Rochester as well as the Northern Pacific Railway and vast stretches of railroad tracks in New York and Pennsylvania. For the construction of his own house, the contractor commissioned Harvey Ellis, a renowned architect who designed a number of both private and public buildings in Rochester, most notably the Federal Building (now City Hall) on the corner of Church and Fitzhugh. Though the first generation of Rochester’s elite had settled in the third ward on the West side, by the time Ellsworth amassed his fortune in the late 19th century, East Avenue proved the boulevard of choice for the city’s leading industrialists and company presidents.
Ellsworth’s next-door neighbor was the founder of Rochester’s park system, Alexander Lamberton. Members of the prominent Bausch and Strong families lived nearby. George Eastman took up residency two blocks away in 1905." (This is part of Emily Morrys article for the @democratandchronicle from about 5 years ago. It's worth the read and the old time photos if you look it up. You can see the porch that used to be on the house 😭😭😭) .
The process of harvesting to roasting to brewing has always intrigued me. Especially amazed at how @wholesale_at_glen_edith is always able to consistently nail their flavors. Coffee is both an art and a science for which I’m grateful.