Another honor tonight for historical giant and Rochester native Frederick Douglass.
Earlier this year, the bridge spanning interstate 490 in downtown Rochester was named after him and today several residents and local lawmakers including Mayor Bob Duffy held a ground breaking ceremony on the new Frederick Douglass Resource Center.
Douglass was a civil rights activist and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery. The center located on King Street will serve as a facility for community events and a tourist stop. It will include a gift shop and historical library.
"This neighborhood is being transformed as we speak and the hard work of a lot of people who are here today. This is going to bring in economic vitality. It's going to bring change and it really shows what Rochester is all about," says Mayor Duffy.
The center is expected to be open next year.