Rochester Avon Historical Society’s September Meeting to Feature “The Many Hats of Rochester’s Main Street Pharmacist”

Local writer and businessman Bob Lytle will be the guest speaker at the Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s evening meeting on Thursday, Sept. 3 from  7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town in Rochester. A longtime historical society member, Lytle will discuss the history of downtown Rochester’s opera house building, which he restored to its original appearance and in which his pharmacy is located, as well as his prolific writing career and many published books.

Author, Bob Lytle

Author, Bob Lytle

Years ago, Lytle began writing historical adventure novels for young adults. Today his history-themed books are used in many schools for their social studies and history content. Lytle’s books include A Pitch in Time, which won the Ben Franklin Award in 2003, Bulwick School and Mr. Blair’s Labyrinth.

In addition to his writing and history interests, Lytle has been an avid community supporter. He has been a member of the Rochester Jaycees, the Rochester City Council (1991-95), mayor pro-tem (1994-95), and was named the Rochester Christmas Parade Grand Marshall in 2001.

This program is free and open to the public; no registration required and students are welcome.

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

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