RAHS December Meeting: “Main Street Makeover: A Review”

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society announced that their next evening meeting is Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town in Rochester.

RAHS-logoThe hour and a half program will feature long-time local resident Eric Bothwell and his presentation on Rochester’s Main Street Makeover with pictures he took before and after the award-winning 2012 reconstruction project. From April 2012 through Main Street’s reopening in Nov. 2012, Bothwell took 1,500 photographs. He will show the best of those images along with some historic photos of what once stood along Main Street in downtown Rochester.

Bothwell attended Oakland University with studies in Industrial and Product Design and worked for 36 years with the GM Design Staff at the GM Tech Center.  When he retired, he pursued his hobbies of restoring classic cars, working with computers, and working with digital photography and photo programs. An active volunteer, Bothwell served as President of the Rochester Lions Club and the Bluewater Michigan Chapter of the National Historical Society, and is a member of Rochester’s City Beautiful Commission, the Rochester’s Historical Commission and Historic Districts Study Committee.

This program is free and open to the public, no registration required. Students are welcomed.

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) was founded in 1969 to help preserve, collect and interpret the history of the greater Rochester area for present and future generations. For more information, including a list of upcoming events, visit online at www.RochesterAvonHistoricalSociety.org/.

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