Historical Images Database Created for Residents

By on December 6, 2018
Aerial view of Ridge Road during the 1940s, looking NE, including Buckman’s Dairy.

Aerial view of Ridge Road during the 1940s, looking NE, including Buckman’s Dairy.

The Town of Greece announced that a historical images database is now available for resident use. Official Town Historian Keith Suhr has worked tirelessly on the establishment of the online historical data base. The database, which can be viewed by visiting www.greeceimages.org, currently consists of over 500 images of the Town of Greece dating from the 1800s to present day.

Since the start-up of this database, Suhr has taken on the challenge and reached out to many resources and organizations throughout the town. Each photo is verified for accuracy and is categorized. Currently, the database of photos includes twenty five different categories of content and highlights the celebrations, landmarks and progress of our town. This new database will allow the photographs to be downloaded, shared on social media and viewed in a variety of sizes and magnification levels. Additional photographs will be added weekly. 

The timing to take on this project was determined early, and preliminary discussions surrounding the plans for the Town-Wide Bicentennial Celebration are taking place.

“The Town of Greece has a very rich history dating all the way back to the eighteen hundreds. The Town was first established by the State Legislature on March 22, 1822. I am sure that our community will find this historical database a wonderful resource for both personal interest and research purposes. Additionally, I would ask residents that are in possession of any historical photographs of our great town to email the Town Historian at ­­­­­keith.suhr@libraryweb.org so that they may be verified, categorized and potentially uploaded for all of the residents of Greece to enjoy,” Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich said. 

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