The city directories contain alphabetical listings of businesses and private citizens, householders, and occupants of office buildings. Many contain Street and Avenue guides, as well as city maps, zip codes, postal zone numbers, and local information on government and public services. The supplemental house directories list the occupants of city houses according to street address. Beginning in 1922, the information provided in the house directories was included at the back of the main citydirectories.
Scope of Collection
This collection contains a sample of the Rochester City Directory collection that is housed in the Local History & Genealogy Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County. The full collection consists of original bound volumes of city directories beginning with the year 1827, as well as a fifteen-volume set of the supplemental Rochester House Directory, covering the years 1892 to 1920. The directories have been digitized through the year 1946; volumes not available here can be found through the Monroe County Library System, http://www3.libraryweb.org/lh.aspx?id=1104.