Biography of Joseph A. Reed
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Reed, Joseph A., was born in the city of Ithaca, September 23, 1838. In 1882 he went into the wholesale pork packing business and conducted a market for fifteen years. Since 1890 he has done nothiag, In 1890 he erected the fine buildings at the corner of Aurora and Buffalo streets, known as the Reed block. It is sixty six by sixty eight feet, of brick, three stories, the lower floor occupied by stores, the two upper floors by living compartments. In 1880 he married Ella A. Brook of the town of Lansing, daughter of Alfred Brook, a farmer. He has a beautiful residence on Green street, rebuilt in 1879.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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