2015-04-23 Landmark Alerts

Olmsted Birthday Bash on the Bridge

Photo courtesy Dan Dangler
Photo courtesy Dan Dangler

Celebrate the 193rd Birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted with music, food and fun!

Rochester will celebrate the birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, revered as a visionary landscape architect and designer of several of Rochester’s majestic parks on Sunday, April 26th. The Olmsted Birthday Bash on the Bridge will run from 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on the pedestrian bridge between Seneca and Maplewood Parks. (Rain location: Wegman Lodge in Seneca Park). The afternoon features refreshments, music, sidewalk-chalk drawings and a display of historic Seneca and Maplewood Park pictures from the Albert Stone collection. The event is sponsored by the Friends and Neighbors of Seneca Park, Highland Park Conservancy and The Landmark Society of Western New York with additional support from Hart’s Local Grocers.

Sunday, April 26th | 2:00-4:30 p.m. | Pedestrian bridge between Seneca & Maplewood Parks | FREE! | Visit our website for complete details. | RSVP on Facebook

Ellwanger Garden during Lilac Festival

SENT Ellwanger Garden Peonies first choice photo

This year the historic Ellwanger Garden will be open weekends only during the Lilac Festival. While you’re exploring the lilacs at Highland Park, escape the crowds and stroll over to the Ellwanger Garden on Mt. Hope Avenue. Free admission, donations accepted.

May 9th, 10th, 16th, & 17th | 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | 625 Mt. Hope Avenue | Click here to view our website calendar

2015 #NYPresConf sells out!


By all accounts, the 2015 New York Statewide Preservation Conference was a roaring success! For the first time ever we had a sellout crowd, with over 300 preservationists from across the state. Our host city of Geneva did not disappoint; there was amazing architecture, tasty local restaurants and bars, and friendly faces everywhere we turned. Our host sites–the Smith Opera House and the First United Methodist Church–were particularly welcoming and accommodating. On behalf of our Conference partners (the Preservation League of New York State, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, AIA Rochester, and the NY State Historic Preservation Office), we want to extend a sincere thank you to all of our Conference attendees, speakers, sponsors, host sites, and the city of Geneva. It was truly a group effort and could not have been done without every single one of you. >>Visit our website to see a photo recap of the Conference.

Now available: The Window Sash Bible


Written by window repair expert (and former Landmark staffer), Steve Jordan, The Window Sash Bible is about the repair, maintenance, restoration and improvement of old or historic windows made from about 1800 to 1940. With so much misinformation provided by replacement window contractors and vendors, this book aids homeowners, do-it-yourselfers, carpenters, architects, designers, preservation commission members, and anyone in the old-house business make sound decisions about windows. Since most homeowners are unaware of their alternatives, The Window Sash Bible provides an array of options to save money, energy, and historic windows for decades to come.

>>Click here to purchase your copy.