2015-01-13 Landmark Alerts

Last call: Conference session proposals


Last call for session proposals for this years NY Statewide Preservation Conference, April 16-18 in beautiful Geneva. Session proposals are due this Friday and can be on a wide variety of preservation and community revitalization related topics, including maintaining historic buildings; historic landscapes; economic development; Main Street revitalization; heritage tourism; community activism; planning; building reuse case studies, etc. Lets get together this spring and share our story. All proposals are due by Friday, January 16th at 11:59 PM.

>>Click here to complete the submission form.

Architectural History classes at The Brainery


We’re excited to be offering two classes on Architectural History at the Rochester Brainery next month: Crash Course in American Architectural History, Part I: 19th Century and Crash Course in American Architectural History, Part II: 20th Century. In these two, 1 hour classes, we’ll give you the rundown of American architectural styles from the colonial era through the present day, with a focus on local and regional examples. Learn the names of important architectural styles common in the northeast; some basic architectural terminology; and how to approximately date the buildings you see every day. The classes take place Tuesday, February 10th and Tuesday, February 17th. Follow the links above to buy your tickets!

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.

Landmark staff featured in CITY Newspaper


We were delighted to see our very own Preservation Planner (and YUP co-founder), Caitlin Meives, featured in CITY Newspaper’s, The Rochester 10–an annual project featuring Rochesterians who are doing great things behind the scenes. Read the story on Caitlin here.