2015-05-14 Landmark Alerts

House & Garden Tour tickets on sale now!


Living on the Hilltops: Highland Heights and Highland Avenue East 

This year we are taking you to the top – the top of the Pinnacle Range. One of our area’s most prominent geological features, it’s a linear series of hills and knobs that extends from the Genesee River to Winton Road, including Mt. Hope, Pinnacle Hill and Cobbs Hill. It’s also one of the rare Rochester locations where you can enjoy homes in a hilltop setting. The tour will focus on the south side of Cobbs Hill, with residents on Highland Avenue, Highland Heights and Cobbs Hill Drive opening their doors for you. Eight private homes are on the tour – and only one has been open in the past.


 >>Click here to purchase your tickets<<

Pre-Tour Talk: Thursday, June 4th at 7 pm at St Thomas’ Episcopal Church.  “The UNnatural History of Cobbs Hill: How humans have shaped and reshaped beautiful Cobbs Hill.” The talk is FREE to ticket holders – present your ticket at the talk, or pick up your pre-ordered ticket that evening.  Tour tickets may also be purchased that evening (if not sold out) or you may attend the talk only for $5.

Saturday & Sunday, June 6th & 7th | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | $18 (members–available only through The Landmark Society); $22 (nonmembers); $25 day-of (if available) | Purchase your tickets on our website; by calling 585-546-7029 x11; or at Parkleigh.

We are grateful to the major House & Garden Tour Sponsors: Bergmann Associates; UBS; Cannon, Heyman & Weiss, LLP; Pike Stained Glass Studios.

Ellwanger Garden open this weekend

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

Act II: Mohonk Revisited


After our Hudson Valley trip last year, the sentiment was unanimous – TAKE US BACK TO MOHONK! The magnificent Mohonk Mountain House is a breath-taking castle-like resort hotel set amidst the splendors of the Shawangunk Mountains. Executive Director Wayne Goodman will host our 3-Day/2-Night trip to experience Mohonk Mountain House during the summer.

Saturday, August 9th – Tuesday, August 11th

>>Visit our website for details and to download your registration form.

Sacred Sites Open House Weekend


This weekend, May 16th and 17th, the New York Landmarks Conservancy will host its fifth annual Sacred Sites Open House when congregations throughout the State will open their doors to New Yorkers and visitors alike to explore their extraordinary art and architecture.  Locally, St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, an official City of Rochester Landmark and the spiritual heart of Rochester’s Polish community, will participate in the Sacred Sites Open House on Sunday, May 17th, from 1-4 p.m. Visitors are invited to the church (1124 Hudson Avenue) for self-guided tours during which they can learn about St. Stanislaus’ architecture, artwork, and history.

The Historic Parsells Church (formerly Parsells Ave. Community Church) at 345 Parsells Avenue will also be participating. Tour this 1920s Romanesque Revival building and enjoy  music played on the historic 1926 E.M. Skinner, Opus 560 pipe organ, Sunday, May 17th, 2-4 p.m.