Abelard Reynolds (Abelard Reynolds)

Abelard Reynolds

Business magnate. In 1828, he built the Reynolds Arcade on Main Street in Rochester, New York, the first multi-level shopping center in America. The Western Union Telegraph Company was founded in the Reynolds Arcade and continued to maintain its central offices there for decades. He moved to Rochester from Red Hook NY around 1812 and was a member of the Pioneer Society of Rochester and Western NY, founded on September 30th 1847 at the Blossom Hotel in Rochester. Membership was open to local residents who had lived in the area since before 1825.  (bio by: Mount Hope NY)  Family links:  Spouse:  Lydia Strong Reynolds (1785 – 1886)*  Children:  William Abelard Reynolds (1810 – 1872)*  Mortimer F Reynolds (1814 – 1892)*  Clarissa Strong Reynolds Strong (1842 – 1861)* *Calculated relationship


  • October, 02, 1785
  • USA


  • December, 12, 1878
  • USA


  • Mount Hope Cemetery
  • USA

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