House & Garden Tour coming up next weekend!
Living on the Hilltops: Highland Heights and Highland Avenue East
The 45th annual House & Garden Tour is just a week away and tickets are going fast! Don’t wait until the last minute to get yours–last year’s Tour was nearly a sellout. 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.
If you are a fan of Tudor Revival, this is the tour for you – several houses exhibit this romantic style. But this is not all “Tudor castles on a hill.” We’ve got an amazing Colonial Revival home that will transport you to the tidewater area of Virginia. If you’re feeling in a mid-century modern mood, there’s a great architect-designed home built in 1950.
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.
Applications available for Preservation Grant Fund
Applications are now available for our next round of funding. Launched in September, 2012, The Landmark Society’s Preservation Grant Fund program offers funds for preliminary design and planning studies to help make positive improvements to at-risk buildings. The program was initially funded through a bequest from Elizabeth (Libby) Stewart. Libby was a longtime Landmark Society staff member who was dedicated to the revitalization of neighborhoods and historic structures.
The Preservation Grant Fund provides initial “start-up” funding to assist in saving historic resources. The grant will not pay for any “bricks and mortar” work. Applications are due July 10th. Potential applicants must contact Caitlin Meives to discuss their project and obtain an application. >>Visit our website to learn more.
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. (reservation deadline: June 12)