2015-06-10 Landmark Alerts

Peony & Rose Weekend at Ellwanger Garden

SENT Ellwanger Garden Peonies first choice photo

Enjoy dozens of old fashioned roses and extravagant peonies at the historic Ellwanger Garden during this special open weekend. This perennial flower garden has been continuously cultivated since 1867 and boasts unusual plants. The Peony bloom will be featured in the Spring 2016 issue of “Country Gardens” magazine – come and see it before the crowds descend next year!

Saturday & Sunday, June 13 and 14th | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 625 Mt. Hope Ave. | Follow signs for parking | Admission free, $5 suggested donation | Visit our event calendar for details

Architecture for Lunch starts this Friday!


This summer’s first installment in the Architecture for Lunch series takes place this Friday, June 12th in downtown Rochester’s Four Corners neighborhood. Timed to fit in with busy schedules and weekday lunch breaks, these 20-minute walking tours feature information about the history, architecture, and development of downtown Rochester. Cynthia Howk, Landmark Society staff member and local history expert, will guide interested tour goers from 12:10 to 12:30 p.m. Architecture for Lunch tours are free and open to the public; held rain or shine, for the most interesting lunch break you’ve ever taken. Meet Cynthia at 12:10 p.m. this Friday at City Hall, 30 Church St (Church St./main entrance).

Friday, June 12th | 12:10 – 12:30 p.m. | FREE! | Meet at City Hall (30 Church St.) | Event Calendar

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–Reservation deadline June 12th


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)