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The Hands That Feed Us: 100 Years at the Rochester Public Market

$29.60

The year 2005 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Rochester Public Market and nothing could be a more fitting celebration of this accomplishment than this lovingly researched book and photo essay, The Hands That Feed Us: 100 Years at the Rochester Public Market. Using more than 175 photographs, vintage images, drawing, and newspaper clippings, videographer Nancy Rosin and designer Karen Burns chronicle the Market’s evolution from a strictly wholesale enterprise into today’s newly renovated farmer’s market.

Rosin has spent much of the past decade producing both a film documentary about the market and along with Burns, a 2001 calendar of historic Market images, so when the city wanted to commemorate the market’s centennial, the creative team became the logical choice — with great results. Part social history, part photo documentary, this concise paperback explores everything from the original construction of the site to the tensions between farmers and hucksters to the impact of the automobile and rise of the supermarket.

That the Rochester Public Market has endured the tremendous transformations of the 20th century is an amazing feat, concludes Rosin. It stands as one of only a handful of public markets that have been in continuous operation for a century. “The Market is a link between the city’s past and present — not a theme park or museum but a living, working institution,” Rosin explains. It remains a low-tech, gathering place for commerce, where business in conduced face to face.

$29.60 cost includes sales tax and shipping cost for $20 book.

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The Landmark Society of Western New York is at the forefront of recent accomplishments in improving our shared spaces as the leading voice for preserving our region’s architectural heritage and demonstrating that responsible development practices are the best strategies for securing healthy, livable, and sustainable living for all. However, none of our work would be possible without the support our members provide – indeed, membership giving is the single largest building block of our annual budget.

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Supporting Members receive the following membership benefits:

  • Invitation to The Landmark Society’s Annual Meeting Celebration
  • Free Admission to Stone-Tolan House Site and Ellwanger Garden
    (special events excluded)
  • Subscription to Landmarks Magazine
  • Access to The Wenrich Memorial Library (advance appointment required)
  • Reduced admission for tickets events
  • Priority registration to workshops, tours, and lectures

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  • 2 House and Garden Tour tickets
  • 2 Inside Downtown Tour ticket
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  • 2 Inside Downtown Tour ticket
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  • 2 Inside Downtown Tour ticket

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  • 1 Inside Downtown Tour ticket

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This membership level is designated for licensed real estate agents in the Western New York Region. There are many benefits that are specifically tailored to realtors and their clients:

  • Free gifts for your clients:
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    • What to expect in the seminar: This seminar—for agents only—is always sold out, because it covers what you need to know to succeed in selling historic houses
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