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Hillside Cemetery Chapel Restoration receives Grant

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Progress for another of our Five to Revive properties!: the Clarendon Historical Society just received a $10,000 grant from the Orleans County / Curtis Foundation to help in the restoration of the 1894 Hillside Cemetery Chapel, which was on our 2014 list. This building will grace our landscape and community life for years to come, thanks to this support!

Learn more HERE.

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Eastman Dental Rehab wins Preservation Award from NYS

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We are honored to have been a part of the rehabilitation of Eastman Dental Dispensary, which was one of five projects to receive a 2016 Preservation Award from the NYS Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation in Albany earlier this month. This historic property was on our first Five to Revive list in 2013, and it is now home to many in downtown Rochester. That’s our Executive Director Wayne Goodman second from the right!

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This is the power of preservation…

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2016 Preservation Awards – Craftsman Award

The Landmark Society’s 2016 Preservation Awards ceremony is only two days away. Today we finish up the list of 2016 award recipients with the Craftsman Award. This year’s Craftsman Award will be presented to Jim Turner, custom architectural millwork and restoration specialist from Honeoye Falls Millwork in Honeoye Falls.

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2016 Landmark Society Craftsman Award recipient Jim Turner

With an impressive range of woodworking and millwork projects, Jim Turner is a veteran craftsman whose exceptional artistry has enhanced historic buildings in communities from New York State to Mississippi. Customers have included homeowners, churches, commercial properties, educational institutions, and historic sites.  At his workshop in the historic village of Honeoye Falls, he creates reproduction woodwork for window and column restoration, custom moldings, stair parts, door reproduction and other architectural millwork projects.  Special projects have included the documentation and reproduction of the intricate, 18th-century woodwork for the Eastman School of Music’s Craighead-Saunders pipe organ, which is a recreation of an original 1776 pipe organ in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Join us on Sunday, November 13 at 3 PM at Rochester’sCity Hall to help honor the individuals and organizations in our nine-county area who have made outstanding efforts in the preservation of their homes, public buildings, historic properties, and landscapes. The event is free and open to the public.

2016 Preservation Awards – Special Citation

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.

2016 Special Citation Award recipient, Bradley Huber of Irondequoit.

2016 Special Citation Award recipient, Bradley Huber of Irondequoit.

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.

2016 Special Citation Award recipient, Rochester Garden Club, recently restored the Highland Park Pansy Bed.

2016 Special Citation Award recipient, Rochester Garden Club, recently restored the Highland Park Pansy Bed.

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.

2016 Preservation Awards – Special Achievement

The Special Achievement Award recognizes accomplishments that have occurred over a lengthy period of time. This year’s Special Achievement Award will be presented to Thomas X.Grasso, president emeritus of the Canal Society of New York State and commissioner of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

2016 Special Achievement Award recipient, Thomas X. Grasso.

2016 Special Achievement Award recipient, Thomas X. Grasso.

For over three decades, Pittsford resident Tom Grasso has committed his time and talent to the promotion and redevelopment of the historic Erie Canal in New York State.  He is considered a statewide leader in the preservation of the canal and a strong advocate for revitalization efforts of the canal throughout the community.  His strong leadership has brought the World Canal Conference to Rochester twice, during the past decade.  Now retired faculty from the geology department at Monroe Community College, Tom is the author of numerous canal-related publications.  In 2012, the “Thomas X. Grasso Lodge” was dedicated in Greece Canal Park, to honor his many decades of work and advocacy in promoting the canal, often considered the greatest 19th-century engineering project in the United States.

The Landmark Society’s 2016 Annual Preservation Awards ceremony will take place this Sunday, November 13 at 3 PM in Rochester’s historic City Hall, located downtown at 30 Church Street.

2016 Preservation Awards – Paul Malo Award for Community Preservation Advocacy

The Paul Malo Award was established in honor of the late Syracuse University architect, professor, and preservation advocate who was a friend and colleague of The Landmark Society for over four decades. The award recognizes community activists who have done outstanding work in the field of historic preservation.

This year’s Paul Malo Award for Community Preservation Advocacy is awarded to Arlene Wright Vanderlinde and the late Leo Dodd from Historic Brighton.

2016 Paul Malo Award recipient, Arlene Wright Vanderlinde.

2016 Paul Malo Award recipient, Arlene Wright Vanderlinde.

Arlene Wright Vanderlinde and the late Leo Dodd are two individuals whose dedication, work and commitment to the Brighton community have resulted in a wider awareness of and appreciation for its history and built environment.  Long active in historic preservation advocacy, Arlene is a founder of Historic Brighton, the organization that promotes the history and architecture of that community.  Her tireless work includes educational, promotional, and publication projects that have brought attention to these important topics.

 

2016 Paul Malo Award recipient, the late Leo Dodd.

2016 Paul Malo Award recipient, the late Leo Dodd.

The late Leo Dodd, a gifted artist and trustee of Historic Brighton, was its principal researcher, who amassed an impressive archive cataloguing the history of brick manufacturing, the town’s major industry during the 19th century.  “The Bricks of Brighton” project recognizes that legacy, with a publication and recently created town hiking trail. The collective work of these two dedicated individuals, through their programming for Historic Brighton, has increased the visibility of historic preservation in Brighton.

The Landmark Society’s 2016 Annual Preservation Awards ceremony will take place this Sunday, November 13 at 3 PM in Rochester’s historic City Hall, located downtown at 30 Church Street.

2016 Preservation Awards – Historic Home Award

The Landmark Society’s Annual Awards ceremony is less than a week away. Join us on Sunday, November 13 at 3 PM at Rochester’s historic City Hall, 30 Church Street. Awards are given to individuals and organizations in our nine-county area who have made outstanding efforts in the preservation of their homes, public buildings, historic properties, and landscapes.  This week we continue to introduce this year’s award recipients.

The Historic Home Award is given to owners of private residences for their continued care of and commitment to the preservation of an architecturally significant house over a minimum of seven years.

2016 Historic Home Award recipients - Nicholas & Alice Zumbulyadis, 2 Seneca Parkway.

2016 Historic Home Award recipients – Nicholas & Alice Zumbulyadis, 2 Seneca Parkway.

2 Seneca Parkway
Rochester, New York
Owners:  Nicholas & Alice Zumbulyadis

Located in Rochester’s Maplewood neighborhood, this handsome Tudor Revival style residence was built in 1911, adjacent to Maplewood Park and the Genesee River gorge.  With amenities designed by the renowned Frederick Law Olmsted, the surrounding neighborhood is a designated historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places. For over 20 years, this house has been the home of Nicholas and Alice Zumbulyadis, who have completed a series of major projects to restore the house to its original appearance. Projects include the restoration of missing moldings and paneling, re-opening access to the original pantry, and fabricating new, historically designed doors for their early 20th-century garage. In completing these projects, the owners are among the first in our region to take advantage of the New York State Homeowner’s Tax Credit program for the rehabilitation of National Register listed houses.

2016 Preservation Awards – Historic Landscape

The Historic Landscape Award recognizes and encourages the preservation, restoration and stewardship of historically significant landscapes in our nine-county region.

2016 Historic Landscape Award recipient - Hurd Orchards. Photo by Andy Olenick.

2016 Historic Landscape Award recipient – Hurd Orchards. Photo by Andy Olenick.

Hurd Orchards
17260 Ridge Road, Town of Murray, Orleans County

Established nearly 200 years ago, this historic farm is owned and operated by the seventh generation of the Hurd family. Located in northeast Orleans County, the large fruit and flower farm is a major agricultural operation in the region. While maintaining the historic agricultural character of the orchards, fields, and outbuildings, the family has also continued to operate their property as a working farm. Historic preservation of the property’s buildings has also been a priority for the Hurd family, who has rehabilitated a number of the 19th-century houses on the farm. In addition to agriculture, the family established “Hurd Orchards,” a farm market on Ridge Road that offers retail, wholesale, special events, and a catalogue business based on the seasonal fruit, flower and bakery products that originate on the farm.

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, the handsomely restored Richardsonian Romanesque landmark located downtown at 30 Church Street.

2016 Preservation Awards – Stewardship

The Stewardship Award recognizes an individual or organization who has provided continued care of and commitment to the preservation of an architecturally and/or historically significant public property over a period of years.

2016 Stewardship Award recipient - St. James Episcopal Church, Batavia. Photo by Bill Farmer.

2016 Stewardship Award recipient – St. James Episcopal Church, Batavia. Photo by Bill Farmer.

St. James Episcopal Church
405 East Main Street, City of Batavia, Genesee County

One of the oldest congregations in Genesee County, St. James Episcopal Church is a major landmark on Main Street in the city of Batavia.  Its landmark Gothic Revival building was constructed in 1908 and features cut stone construction with cast stone detailing.  Over the past several years, the congregation has completed a major restoration of the exterior cast stone, tower, and quarried stone on their historic edifice.  This $400,000 project included a grant from the Sacred Sites program, as well as several innovative fund-raising efforts.  This challenging project included fabricating new cast concrete details, covering coping joints with lead and copper flashing, careful patching of stonework, building a new roof deck and deck structure with steel beams, and restoring stained glass windows.  The project was coordinated by Bero Architecture, PLLC with Catenary Construction (masonry), Pike Stained Glass Studio, and Southside Pre-Cast of Buffalo, contractors.

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, the handsomely restored Richardsonian Romanesque landmark located downtown at 30 Church Street.

2016 Preservation Awards – Award of Merit

Next up for our 2016 Preservation Awards are the winners of the Award of Merit, which is presented for the sympathetic rehabilitation of a historic building or structure in our nine-county region completed within the past two years.

2016 Award of Merit recipient - Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse

2016 Award of Merit recipient – Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse. Photo by Sheridan Vincent.

Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse
70 Lighthouse Street, City of Rochester, Monroe County

This challenging project features the restoration of America’s oldest lighthouse on Lake Ontario, which is owned by Monroe County and managed by the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society.  Using historic documentation from the National Park Service and National Archives, the 1863 keeper’s residence and 1822 stone tower are being restored to their original 19th century appearance. The restoration of the brick house includes the re-creation of the original entrance surround, sidelights, door and windows, as well as new louvered shutters and window detailing.  Major masonry and structural repair to the stone tower and its upper lantern room, as well as the installation of a newly fabricated Fresnel lens in the tower were recently completed. Eight new coats of whitewash on the stone tower have replicated the original protective finish that has been missing for over a century. Bero Architecture PLLC, is the project designer, in coordination with the National Park Service.

2016 Award of Merit recipient - Skalny Building: Bivona Child Advocacy Center. Photo by Tim Wilkes

2016 Award of Merit recipient – Skalny Building: Bivona Child Advocacy Center. Photo by Tim Wilkes.

Skalny Building:  Bivona Child Advocacy Center
1 Mt. Hope Avenue, City of Rochester, Monroe County

Rochester’s oldest surviving industrial building and a City of Rochester designated landmark, the former “Old Stone Warehouse” has been sensitively rehabilitated to house the Bivona Child Advocacy Center. This $5.3 million project now houses the headquarters of an innovative organization and its partner agencies, with teams of specialists, treating child sexual and physical abuse, all at one location. Completed with a major donation from the Skalny Foundation, the rehabilitation of this c. 1820 stone building brings new use to an important South Wedge neighborhood landmark. The building is listed in the State and National Registers of Historic Place and was rehabilitated using the Federal Tax Credit program. Architect Norbert Hausner was the lead architect and Saralinda Hooker was the historic preservation consultant for this distinctive preservation project.

2016 Award of Merit - Button Loft Apartments.

2016 Award of Merit – Button Loft Apartments.

Button Loft Apartments
340 Rutgers Street, City of Rochester, Monroe County

Originally built in 1903-04 as the M.B. Shantz Button Co. factory, this former industrial building has been creatively renovated as 39 loft apartments.  In recent decades, this prominent building, located just off Monroe Avenue, was used as a warehouse for office equipment.  Now listed in the State and National Register of Historic Places,  the handsome brick building has been completely transformed, with original window openings uncovered,  glass windows installed, interiors redesigned as loft apartments, and the site enhanced for this important transformation from commercial to residential use. Owned by DHD Ventures and designed by Passero Associates, architects, this revitalized building was rehabilitated using the Federal Tax Credit program.

2016 Award of Merit recipient - Church of the Most Holy Trinity.

2016 Award of Merit recipient – Church of the Most Holy Trinity.

Church of the Most Holy Trinity
1460 Ridge Road, Town of Webster, Monroe County

Designed by Rochester architect Joseph Oberlies, the dramatic Church of the Most Holy Trinity was constructed in 1901 at the eastern edge of the village of Webster. The handsome Romanesque Revival church has been undergoing a major rehabilitation over the past several years. This challenging project included exterior repairs, including  a new Spanish slate roof, new expanded copper gutters, final and cornice work, restoration of the South stained glass “Rose window,” bell tower repair and re-pointing and new copper reproductions of exterior detailing, such as pinnacles and the large cross on the roof.  Bero Architecture, PLLC was project architect, working with contractors Kurt Catalano, CSTM Corporation; George Easton, Easton Specialties; and Valerie O’Hara, Pike Stained Glass.

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, the handsomely restored Richardsonian Romanesque landmark located downtown at 30 Church Street.

 

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