Fox Sisters Spirits, Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY) 24 Aug 1995 Thu P27
vision houses for nearby business owners and workers. Shortly after Hoffman's house was built, it was occupied by its most famous resident, Henry Fish, who lived there until his death in 1895. Fish's portrait, by the Hoffmans' neighbor Shirley Zimmer, hangs in a place of honor over the front-room mantle. ' Fish's wife, Leah Fox, made the house a focal point of another kind. Her sisters began to hear spirit "rappings" in their house in Hydesville, Wayne County. But when one of them came to live with Leah, the first Rochester rappings were heard in the King Street house. Hoffman repeats a phrase that Zimmer coined for the district. "Shirley always calls it the 'undiscovered jewel of Rochester.' " O Susan B. Q The Fish House j Map J i area - ff King aaam k- : : -D : i .