Building Dreams…the Odenbach Story

by Marie V. Poinan

Volume 3 in the series about the Odenbach family and their businesses. Building Dreams…the Odenbach Story. The plant on Dewey Avenue in the Town of Greece was an indoor shipyard built in an orchard. The facility employed thousands of Rochesterians and turned out over 200 boats in its short five years of existence.  John Odenbach’s patented methods of construction allowed him to build a boat every three weeks during World War II!

The Odenbach name is synonymous with entrepreneurship in Rochester. Follow family members from their start in the hotel and liquor business into quarries, shipbuilding and golf courses. Find out about the Greece Historical Society’s efforts to preserve the legacy of the family.

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