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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Rochester Postcard Project Day 23

At the highest point of Highland Park sits this, the Lamberton Conservatory.  It was named after Alexander Lamberton the Parks Board president here from 1905 to 1915.  The original building was built in 1911.  What you see here is a reconstruction.  Over the years the interior heat and humidity took its toll on it and it had to be torn down to it foundation. 

Thank God the city saw fit to rebuild it exactly as it use to look like. They even reused sections of the building where they could.  So what you see here is a modern rendition of a piece of the city's history.  I have drawn inside and out of this building on several occasions.  I will never forget sitting at one of its interior benches so long the the quail inside came out of hiding and started running around my feet. 

This building is a strong reminder to me of how much importance the city puts into its history.  And - hey - it is a lovely building.

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