Walking tours of Jamestown Begin June 2

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JAMESTOWN – The Fenton History Center is offering a variety of walking tours this summer.  The next tour is on Saturday June 2, 1012 at 1 PM at the Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St.., Jamestown, NY.  Explore the beauty and majesty of an era gone by in the south side neighborhoods near Forest Ave.  Also learn about the early businesses and people who thrived there.

Fenton Trustee Dr. Thomas Greer and local Architect Steven Sandberg of Sandberg Kessler Architecture will lead the tour.  The tour will begin at the Fenton History Center parking lot.  The tour is approximately 2 hours long and will end back at the Fenton History Center. The fee is $10 for potential members and $5 for Fenton History Center members.

The other tour will cover the industrial area by the Chadakoin River, the downtown, and the Lakeview Ave. neighborhood.    They are offered on a rotating basis through September.  The schedule is on the Fenton History Center website.  Visit www.fentonhistorycenter.org or call 664-6256 for more information.

 

IMAGE INFO: The American Aristotype Co. began in 1899 . It’s factory grew to four buildings near the corner of Prather Ave. and Prospect St. It manufactured special photograph paper that revolutionized photography. It was soon bought up by Eastman Kodak and relocated to Rochester NY.