2014-12-30 Landmark Alerts

Best of 2014: Preservation in WNY


This year saw a lot of great preservation successes, as well as new challenges and opportunities. Thank you to everyone who supports our work; together we can make a difference in communities across WNY. Here’s to many more successes in 2015! To round out the year, check out our top 14 preservation successes in 2014.

Deadline extended: Conference session proposals


We’ve extended the deadline for submission of 2015 Conference session proposals! We want to hear how you and your community have adopted the art of preservation. Session proposals on a wide variety of preservation and community revitalization related topics are welcome, including but not limited to: maintaining historic buildings; historic landscapes; economic development; Main Street revitalization; heritage tourism; community activism; planning; building reuse case studies, etc. All proposals are due by Friday, January 16th at 5:00 PM.

>>Click here to complete the submission form.

Travel Tour: Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob and the Best of Pittsburgh

September 17 – 20, 2015

Image by Robert P. Ruschak, courtesy of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Image by Robert P. Ruschak, courtesy of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

It should be on your bucket list. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is a masterpiece. But no matter how many pictures you’ve seen of it, nothing compares to walking through its rooms, hearing the rush of water beneath the balcony, and strolling down the wooded path to witness this iconic view with your own two eyes. But there’s much more to this trip: the lesser known but equally amazing Wright designed Kentuck Knob, opening night of the Pittsburgh Symphony (after dining in their elegant Mozart Room) rides on the Monongahela Incline Railroad, the Nationality Rooms at the Cathedral of Learning (classrooms designed to celebrate Pittsburgh’s many immigrant cultures) dinner in a former church turned gastropub, and much more. Last year’s travel tour sold out – click here to learn more and for a detailed description of the itinerary.