Looking Back

These articles offer perspectives on what it was like to live in the Town of Greece in the past. Many are from the archives or newsletters of the Greece Historical Society. If you would be interested in learning more about Greece history, please feel free to contact us at (585) 225-7221.

(These stories, are the property of the Greece Historical Society, which retains all right thereto. The contributors to these stories provide them for non-commercial, personal, educational or research use only. Prior written permission from the Greece Historical Society and the individual authors must be obtained for any other use; including but not limited to commercial or scholarly publications, or any reproductions or redistribution of any kind.)

A Brief History of the Town of Greece

1800 – 1850

An Island Cottage Farmer’s Diary
Cobblestone Buildings
St. Patrick’s Day – 1836
The Craig House – still there at 3349 Ridge Road

1850 – 1900

Christmas Cards
Phelps and Waggs Corners General Stores
19th Century Marketing
North Greece Post Office
The Manitou Beach Hotel
Ice Harvesting
The Manitou Trolley
The Elmheart Hotel – link referenced in article is no longer operational
The Colby-Shearman Home
The Britton Homestead
Ontario Beach Park – a series of articles written by Dick Halsey (also contains access to other historical content)

1900 – 1950

Twelfth Night Celebrations
“Calling Home” During World War I
Truck Farming on Stone Rd.
Bands at Ontario Beach
The Dance Years
Ridge Rd circa 1917
The Post Card Craze
Farming in Greece
The Dewey Stone Area in the 1940s
Our First Park – Almost
Plowing the Roads of Greece
Buckmans Dairy
Ridge Road
Greece Winters
The DeMay Hotel
A Sunday Excursion
Winter Travel
Ice Skating
Back to School (1911)
Sawyer Park
Willow Creek Ranch
The Pine Tree Inn
A Greece “Roadhouse”
A Greece Link to the Early NFL
A Community That Saved A School
Greece Town Hall: A Tale of Three Bricks
Lakeshore Garden Club History
Rochester Park Band at Manitou Beach (1906)
Rotobowling anyone?

1950 – 2000

Historical Roadside Markers in Greece
Dewey Stone Memories
Long Pond and Latta around 1950
Naming of Streets and Roads
What’s In a (Greece) Street Name?
The Story of Our Cupola
The Greenleaf Flying Club
Xerox in Greece?
History of WGMC-FM Jazz 90.1