An island within downtown Rochester, NY.
For years I’ve always took glances down Seldon St while passing by wondering what was back there. Well I finally made it. It’s literally like a secluded island: Sledon St, Gibbs St, Windsor St, Grove St. The best way to describe this island serene…. It kinda reminds you of the neighborhood “The Bill Cosby Show” was filmed on (Brooklyn, NY if I’m not mistaken). The tranquility is worth it’s weight in gold…. The townhouses and homes have such detail and character. It definitely makes you appreciate the Roc (Rochester, NY). This island is home to a lot of teachers and students from The Eastman School of Music. And just coooooool people. You’re literally minutes away from: Press Coffee (which has absolutely amazing decor), the Windsor Lofts, the YMCA, Eastman School of Music, Tavern 58, just to name a few.
Now the history behind this little island (which I like to call it), is such; In the beginning of the twentieth century this little island was once known as “Grove Place”. It was home to some of the most prominent families in Rochester, NY. Including George Seldon. The inventor of the gasoline engine. Wow. Who would’ve figured that???? The row of brick town homes on Gibbs St were restored and lived in by Anne H. and Melville McQuay at this time as well. These town homes are now a landmark of the Grove Place neighborhood and are named in the National Registry of Historic Buildings.
This is now one of my favorite places to bike ride to and soak up the tranquility…. And I kinda want to live here:)