Barry (Peter) Print Collection

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Peter Barry (1912-1973) was the great-grandson of Patrick Barry, co-founder with George Ellwanger of the Ellwanger and Barry Nursery. Peter Barry was employed for many years by the Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation. In 1965 he joined the Monroe Savings Bank as executive vice-president, becoming the bank's president in 1968, and chairman of the board in 1972. He was a member of the Rochester City Council from 1950 to 1965. In 1955 he was selected by his fellow Democrats on the Council to become the city's mayor. He served in that capacity until 1962. Peter Barry was an avid collector of historical prints depicting Rochester, localities in Monroe County and other sites in upstate New York. The collection came to the Library in 1973 as a bequest of Mr. Barry.

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