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

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

1850 – 1900

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Ontario Beach Park – a series of articles written by Dick Halsey (also contains access to other historical content)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

1900 – 1950

Back to School (1911)
Bands at Ontario Beach
Bible School Association of Greece
Briarcliff Club of Greece – a WW II Neighborhood Group
Buckmans Dairy
“Calling Home” During World War I
A Community That Saved A School
The Dance Years
The DeMay Hotel
The Dewey Stone Area in the 1940s
Farming in Greece
First Park in Greece – Almost
A Greece Link to the Early NFL
A Greece “Roadhouse”
Greece Town Hall: A Tale of Three Bricks
Ice Skating
Lakeshore Garden Club History
A Message from the Past
The Pine Tree Inn
Plowing the Roads of Greece
The Post Card Craze
Ridge Road 1909-1960
Ridge Road circa 1917
Rochester Park Band at Manitou Beach (1906)
Rotobowling anyone?
Sawyer Park
Shopping in the early 1900s
A Sunday Excursion
Topless Bathing in Greece
Truck Farming on Stone Rd.
Willow Creek Ranch
Winter in Greece
Winter Travel

1950 – 2000

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

2000 –

Happy 200th Birthday to Monroe County