The Corn Hill Arts Festival is this coming weekend and it marks a milestone.
It's the 50th year of the event.
Its humble beginning was August 23, 1969. The neighborhood wasn't even known as Corn Hill back then; it was Rochester's Old Third Ward, once one of the city's wealthiest neighborhoods.
In the summer of 1969, it was the target of Urban Renewal efforts. Nine hundred homes had already been demolished.