Village of East Rochester Historian’s Office


Fryatt Memorial Building
901 Main Street, East Rochester, NY 14445
Fax: 585-248-3354
Hours: Tuesdays-Friday 9am-1pm. Saturday 10am-1pm.

Description: The Local History Office collects, preserves and provides access to resources (both print and non-print) pertaining to the history of Despatch/East Rochester from the late 1800s to the present. The 6500+ photos enhance the history of the planned community and includes early images of the Merchant DespatchTransportation Company and the Foster-Armstrong Piano Works, later known as the Aeolian American Company. The collection also includes numerous sports and other village and school related photos.

Physical Access to the Collection: The collection is housed in the Fryatt Memorial Building and may be viewed during regular office hours or by appointment,

Printing Images for Educational or Personal Use: The credit line “Village of East Rochester” must accompany any image printed from this collection. Images may be printed for personal, educational, or research use only.

Use and Restrictions, Including Copyright Information: The contributors to the Rochester Images database provide these images for non-commercial, personal, educational, or research use only. Prior written permission from the contributing partner must be obtained for any other use, including but not limited to commercial or scholarly publications, reproductions, or redistribution of an image.

Users should be aware that materials in Rochester Images may be subject to additional restrictions including but not limited to copyright, privacy, and/or publicity rights. Users are solely responsible for making an independent legal assessment of an item and for securing any permissions and paying any associated fees which may be necessary for the proposed use.