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Property Name House at 288 Wimbledon Road
Reference Number 15000822
State New York
County Monroe
Town Irondequoit
Street Address 288 Wimbledon Rd.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 11/24/2015
Areas of Significance Community planning & development, Social History, Architecture
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The house at 288 Wimbledon Road is significant in the area of community planning and development for its role in the development of Wimbledon Road (Rogers Estates Subdivision), which was planned and developed by Fred P. Tosch. Working with the General Realty Service, Inc. of Rochester, a large portion of the Hosea Rogers Farm was being sold off for residential development and Tosch saw his opportunity to purchase and develop part of this area. It was located just across the Rochester city line and a new bridge over the Genesee River made commuting into the city faster and more convenient. It was also located on a trolley line, which Tosch and General Realty used to their advantage by including in newspaper advertisements the trolley stops that would get prospective buyers to their developments.

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