As Bausch + Lomb prepares to move its headquarters to New Jersey, let’s remember days gone by.
Bausch + Lomb, which started in the Reynolds Arcade Building, built this factory in 1874 at St. Paul and Vincent. It was torn down in 1977.
The St. Paul factory had many additions by 1899. when this photo was taken. About 1,000 people worked there at the time.
Glass plant on Genesee River in 1915. It produced optical glass needed for World War I.
St. Paul St., ca. 1930-1955
Postcard featuring St. Paul plant.
Aerial view of St. Paul plant
Edison Tech High School located in B + L building, 1935
Edward Bausch, son of company founder,donated his East Ave. mansion and grounds to what would be the Rochester Museum and Science Center.
B + L built a $50 million headquarters downtown that opened in 1995.
Links of the Day:
– Since 2000, the Rochester area has lost more than 18,000 jobs.
– Great story of what happened when Syracuse man discovered his father’s World War II uniform was put in the trash.
– Here’s the lunacy of state rules under No Child Left Behind: More than 2,000 Buffalo students request transfers from their failing schools. Somehow, the district is required to honor those requests.
– The New York State lottery still hasn’t paid the Syracuse man who had his $5 million ticket stolen by store owners.
– A Gannett newspaper plans to charge subscribers different rates, like cable companies do. Could this happen to the D&C?
– Germany promises daycare to all parents.