|Address:||694 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY|
|Links:||mcnygenealogy.com - Biography of George Bantel,|
libraryweb.org - History and Commerce of Rochester
Although this building looks quite unremarkable compared to many buildings constructed by A. Friederich & Sons Co., it actually has an interesting history. George Bantel, Sr. was a very successful dealer in Canadian and Western horses. At the time, horses were used for many things and were commonly seen around Rochester transporting people via carriage and horse-drawn streetcars. Bantel's 2-story barn had accommodations for 156 horses and included 23 box stalls. George Bantel, Sr. retired in 1891, but his sons Joseph Bantel and George Bantel, Jr. continued the business for many years. This solid brick structure has stood the test of time, and is now being used as a warehouse for Lake Liquidators furniture and appliance store. A. Friderich & Sons Co. would later move its main headquarters right next door on the other side of Glenwood Avenue.