2015-02-13 Landmark Alerts

Spring Partners Roundup: The Next Generation


The 2014 Spring Partners Roundup will take place Tuesday, March 10th at The Landmark Society’s offices. The Partners Roundup is an opportunity for community advocates and preservation partners from around the region to gather and share their communities’ or organizations’ challenges and successes. The formal portion of the program will feature a panel discussion with The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists, Landmark staff, and other young professionals who are active in their communities.

If your community or organization has struggled to engage the next generation, come armed with your questions—we’ll have an amazing panel on hand to brainstorm ideas and provide examples and inspiration!

Tuesday, March 10 | 6:00-8:00 PM | Landmark Society Offices | 133 S. Fitzhugh St. | Rochester, NY 14608 | FREE! | RSVP to Caitlin Meives

Conference registration opens March 2nd!


Speakers have been finalized, venues have been secured, and entertainment is in the works–the 2015 New York Statewide Preservation Conference is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever! We’ll be announcing our keynote speaker and schedule soon! You will not want to miss the amazing lineup of speakers and historic spaces we have in store for you. Stay tuned to social media (#NYPresConf) and www.landmarksociety.org/conference for all the exciting details! Registration goes live March 2nd.

A collaboration between The Landmark Society of Western New YorkPreservation Buffalo Niagara, the Preservation League of New York State, AIA Rochester, and the NYS Office of Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation. Sponsored by Rochester Colonial ManufacturingGenerous support provided by the The Rochester Area Community Foundation and Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation.

Come learn with us at The Brainery


We had a lot of fun teaching our first (sold out!) class on Architectural History at the Rochester Brainery this week. There are still a few tickets available for next week’s class on 20th century architectural history. Click here to buy your tickets now. You also won’t want to miss the first installment in a new series presented by our Young Urban Preservationists on March 9th at the Brainery: Old House Hacks: Windows & Doors.

Announcing 2nd round 2014-15 grant recipients


The Landmark Society’s Preservation Grant Fund committee recently awarded a second round of grants for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The Preservation Grant Fund provides resources for preliminary design and planning studies to help make positive improvements to at-risk buildings. Awards have been earmarked for the following sites:

  • A $2,500 grant to the Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (CAMP) a local citizen group formed to stop plans to demolish The Cattaraugus County Memorial & Historical Building in Little Valley, NY.
  • A $1500 grant to the Lyons Main Street Program (LMSP), a designated Main Street program in the Western Erie Canal Alliance (WECA) Main Street Program.

>>Visit our website for complete details.

Heart Bombing in Brockport


Our friends at Pro-Brockport will be bringing some much needed love to one of our 2014 Five to Revive properties, the former stone warehouse at 60 Clinton St. Invented and championed by Buffalo’s Young Preservationists, “heart bombing” has become a popular way for preservationists across the nation to show their love for neglected historic buildings. You can make this Five to Revive your valentine too–break out the pink construction paper, the glitter, crayons, you name it, and snap a photo of yourself and your valentine creation.  >>Visit Pro-Brockport’s website for details. To learn more about the heart bombing phenomenon, check out this post from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.