Located on Lake Street, the Gleason warehouse was considered the largest in the state and was devoted to apples and pears exclusively. Patrick Gleason was known as the “apple king” because of his extensive storage operations and marketing of fruit. The Gleason Cold Storage facility was serviced by five different railroads. Gleason also handled 250,000 bushels of beans annually.

Excerpt from “LeRoy” by Lynne J. Belluscio
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