Series One: Ellwanger-Barry


German and Irish immigrant George Ellwanger and Patrick Barry founded the Mount Hope Nursery, one of the first and biggest in Rochester. After decades of success their land and holdings would eventually form the Ellwanger-Barry neighborhood and provide the space for Highland Park, designed by Frank Olmstead. Now you may wonder why Frank Olmstead may sound familiar: he was a renowned landscape architect and his most popular design? Central Park in New York City. Another historical tidbit? George Ellwanger and Patrick Barry were early investors in the horse-drawn trolley company Rochester and Brighton Railway: the direct ancestor of RTC and RGRTA!

One cultural and historical treasure that ties Ellwanger, Barry, and Olmstead together is an elegant structure that once stood at the highest point in Highland Park, near the reservoir: The Children's Pavilion. Funded by Ellwanger and Barry, and designed by Olmstead, the pavilion provided Rochester area children and visiting kids a shelter of fresh air and allowed them a pristine view of the city from on high. Regrettably the pavilion was torn down in the 1960s, but lives on as a graphic representation of the unique character of the Ellwanger-Barry neighborhood.

The colors of the shirt also signify the unique character of this neighborhood: Imperial purple for the vast groves of lilac bushes that stand resolute at the famed Highland Park, and kelly green for the natural background and history of the neighborhood as home to one of the most successful nurseries in the region and horticultural gems in the area.

The Rochester subway system traveled west to east servicing as much of the city neighborhoods as possible: Residents and visitors of Ellwanger-Barry would jump on and off the Meigs And Goodman station for access.

Unisex Cut:
Shirt Color: Heather Imperial Purple
Shirt Type: 50/50 Poly-Cotton Athletic Fit T-Shirt

Womens Cut:
Shirt Color: Heather Plum
Shirt Type: 50/50 Poly-Cotton Athletic Fit T-Shirt