Preserve Lake Front sidewalk as a Historic Site in Irondequoit

Preserve Lake Front sidewalk as a Historic Site in Irondequoit

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Diane White started this petition to Irondequoit Town Board and

There is a sidewalk that runs from the Coast Guard to Delta Terrace along Lake Ontario known as "Lake Front".  Once a railroad, it later became a promenade that people of the Beitry Beach, Summerville, White City community would use to take walks along Lake and use it as a way to get to the Beach, restaurants and even hotels.  In the 1870's, as part of Irondequoit's history, there was the development of trolley and rail lines. Thousands of visitors came to the beaches, restaurants and hotels of Lake Ontario.  To ensure the flow of traffic, the railroad rented wooden platforms on the bluffs overlooking the lake at the end of St. Paul Boulevard, within a a community made of summer tents. This tent city was known as "White City". It had its own governing association, electricity and water supply. The electric lights and water supply were supplied by the railroad. The Railroad later abandoned the area, and the path became a sidewalk.  Over the years, the concrete sidewalk was covered and sometimes bushes were put in place by residents to keep people from using this sidewalk.  But the sidewalk has remained and is used today.  It needs to be preserved from further deterioration.  A new residential development in Summerville has proposed to move a portion of the "Lake Front" path to the Street.  This famous sidewalk/path known as Lake Front needs to be preserved as an important part of Irondequoit's history.  Please sign our petition in support of making it a Historic Landmark of New York State.

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