2014-08-19 Landmark Alerts

Unique Experiences at Inside Downtown


Is the word “unique” overused? Every restaurant, every attraction, every app loves to promote itself as “unique.” In our latest web post, Landmark staffer, Cindy Boyer, puts that word to the test to describe our upcoming Inside Downtown Tour. We think this year’s Tour offers a host of unique experiences–a s’mores bar in a burned out church just might be one of them–but you’ll have to be the judge. Check out some of the experiences we’re offering this year and let us know if you think they’re truly unique

Friday, September 12 | 5:30-8:30 PM
Saturday, September 13 | 11 AM – 4 PM
Advance tickets are $22. Landmark members may purchase $18 advance tickets from Landmark Society only, online or by phone at (585)546-7029 x11.  If tickets are available the days of the tour they will be $25 for all, sold at Tour HQ, Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo).

>>Click here to purchase your tickets.

A Farm to Table Experience


It’s an unprecedented experience. For the first time in over 50 years, we’re opening the Stone-Tolan Historic Site for a dining opportunity found nowhere else. Enjoy a four-course Harvest Dinner of a locally sourced farm to table menu by Green Zebra Catering Company, served in this over 200-year-old tavern and farmhouse. Be among the first to enjoy the marriage of amazing cuisine with a one of a kind setting. Due to the size of the historic rooms, participation is limited! $75 per person. Tickets available for purchase online, or by calling Carolyn Haygood at 585.546.7029 x11

Saturday, October 11th | 5:30-8:30 PM | Stone-Tolan Historic Site, 2370 East Ave. | $75 includes cocktail hour, 3 course meal, & dessert | >>Visit our website for details

Cocktails & Carburetors

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Don’t be asleep at the wheel! Get your tickets today!

Call 585.546.7029 x11 or visit our website for details.

Update: 660 West Main Street


On August 13, the City of Rochester’s Zoning Board of Appeals voted to allow demolition of the former church at 660 W Main (with the conditions that the new building be used only as a single tenant full-line grocery store; that the owner provide proof of financing for real estate development and the grocery business; and that photo documentation take place before a demolition permit is issued). We were disappointed with this decision, and believe that it represents a lost opportunity for the city and the West Main corridor. A development project incorporating reuse of the historic building could have been much more impactful. The Landmark Society fully supported a grocery store in the neighborhood but felt that the owner’s refusal to consider a sympathetic design for the urban streetscape of this neighborhood or willingness to sell it at a reasonable price did not justify the demolition of a Designated Building of Historic Value.