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The Village Coal Tower Restaurant is located in Pittsford, New York. It's located by the Eire Canal, a few miles east of Rochester, NY.
   In the early 1900's Joe and Charles Schoen constructed the Coal Tower, using it for coal storage to service the boats on the Eire Canal and local residents. Generations later in 1967, Ted Collins purchased the Coal Tower from the Schoen family.
   The Coal Tower first opened as a gathering place in 1976, where patrons enjoyed all-American fare. And in 1986, Ira Stone became the third proprietor of the Coal Tower and introduced the famous Friday night fish fry.
The Village Coal Tower Restaurant, Schoen Place, Pittsford, NY.   June 26, 2000
View inside the Coal Tower Restaurant.
This room is directly under the steel tower that used to be used for coal storage.
The black coal chutes are visible at the ceiling.

 
June 24, 2000

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