If The Walls Could Talk At The House On Alphonse Street

Updated: Sep 6

Oh, what I wouldn't give to have the walls of the house on Alphonse Street tell me about all the events and stories that took place at 449 Alphonse Street in Rochester, New York. The first time I learned of this house was in the 1915 New York State Census. My 2nd great-grandparents, William and Mary Stinson were living in the house with their son, my great-grandfather, Arthur, and William's brother Louis who had immigrated with him to America from Swaffham Prior, England. They moved out of their home on Carter Street between 1911 and 1915. From various records available I was able to establish that my 2nd great grandparents lived in the home the rest of their life. The address was listed on William's 1975 death certificate and Mary's in 1973.