This new edition once again makes available the best single volume history of one of New York State's largest and most important cities.
"McKelvey is eminently qualified to write a one-volume historical survey of Rochester. . . . He writes in an informative and interesting style. This book should be of value to general readers and to those interested in urban history."—New York History
"McKelvey brings Rochester great honor in this meticulous piece of research."—Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"McKelvey has compressed his encyclopedic knowledge of the city on the Genesee into one volume. . . . McKelvey remains a pioneer urban historian."—Journal of American History
Blake McKelvey has updated this new edition on Rochester at 150 years old, adding fresh material about its changing economy, rejuvenated downtown, and current housing and educational programs. He also includes informed and thought-provoking projections about the city’s future.
Blake McKelvey, for many years City Historian of Rochester and now retired, is a pioneer in the field of urban history. In addition to twelve other hooks, he is the author of the widely known and distinguished four-volume history, Rochester, and of many articles and reviews.