RGRTA is building its new bus station on the site of the old RKO Palace. In probably the most shocking and horrific act of “urban renewal,” the ornate theater was torn down in the 1960s to make way for hotels that were never built. My dad kept his commemorative booklet of the theater. Read it and weep.
During the initial phase of construction, RGRTA has unearthed parts of the old theater, according to the Rochester Subway blog.
“We knew it was there. It wasn’t a surprise to find to find it,” said RGRTA’s Myriam Contiguglia. “Over the years the site has been disturbed.”
Let the nostalgia commence.
Links of the Day:
– Want to get an idea of what RGRTA’s new bus station will be like? Check out the one that is opening in Syracuse.
– A Herkimer County town “built by guns” is worried its Remington factory could split if New York continues to get tougher on firearms.
– Nineteen people were shot overnight in Chicago, which is in the midst of one of its most bloody years.
– There aren’t a lot of women firefighters, but a Buffalo firehouse found itself staffed entirely by women.