Rochester Roots: Corn Hill Neighborhood

January 29, 2019 04:11 PM

News10NBC celebrates Black History Month by honoring people and places that have paved the way for many in the Rochester area. Today we pay tribute to the Corn Hill Neighborhood.

As early as 1810, freed black slaves migrated to Corn Hill, making it the very first African-American neighborhood along High Street, in Rochester's 3rd Ward.

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Clarissa Street was once known as "Rochester's Broadway," with jazz music filling the streets from places such as Dan's Restaurant and Grill, which later became Shep's paradise, and is now known as Clarissa's.

This year the community is putting on its 50th annual Corn Hill arts festival on July 14th and 15th.

News10NBC honors the Corn Hill neighborhood as a part of our Rochester Roots.


Ericka Wilson

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