A Special Citation award recognizes projects that do not fit into other categories or outstanding individual or group accomplishments in the field of historic preservation.
This year the Landmark Society Preservation Awards Committee will present Special Citation awards to Bradley Huber of Irondequoit and the Rochester Garden Club.
Bradley Huber is an enthusiastic preservation planning and neighborhood advocate, who brings exceptional talent and dedication to his many community activities. A resident of Winona Boulevard neighborhood in West Irondequoit, he has re-activated the Winona Woods Neighborhood Association, of which he serves as president. His own home, a distinctive early-20th-century Bungalow, has been featured in “This Old House” magazine, where its rehabilitation was described. Bradley is also a member of the Steering Committee for the Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs), whose creative programming has drawn an entirely new – and younger – generation of advocates into local preservation activities.
The Rochester Garden Club celebrated its centennial in 2015. It has spear-headed major landscape initiatives in the greater Rochester area which have enhanced our community for over 100 years. Established in 1915, the club has focused a wide range of public landscapes that have included the gardens at the Susan B. Anthony House, the Poet’s Garden in Highland Park, the Liberty Pole in downtown Rochester, the landscaping and trails at the Cumming Nature Center in Ontario County and the preservation of the Bergen Swamp in Genesee County. A major donation recently enabled the restoration of the Pansy Bed at Highland Park, where that popular garden was re-designed and re-built to include handicapped accessibility.
The Landmark Society’s 2016 Annual Preservation Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 13 at 3 PM in Rochester’s historic City Hall, located downtown at 30 Church Street.