2015-06-24 Landmark Alerts

Last Architecture for Lunch this Friday!


This summer’s last installment in the Architecture for Lunch series takes place this Friday, June 26th in Rochester’s East End and Grove Place neighborhoods. 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 outside Christ Church (141 East Avenue).

Friday, June 26th | 12:10 – 12:30 p.m. | FREE! | Meet in front Christ Church (141 East Ave) | Event Calendar

New Travel Tour! Architectural Heritage of Cuba

March 7-14, 2016


This is the ideal time to visit Cuba. As relations between the U.S. and Cuba evolve, it’s difficult to forecast what changes will occur. Come with us to experience the Cuba of today – and interact directly with Cuban experts to discover what challenges and opportunities they anticipate as economic opportunities expand.

Our 8 day-7 night trip will give you a tour experience like no other Cuban itinerary. Our guides and hosts will be architects, urban planners and artists. We’ll explore the historic architecture of Havana as well as the colonial cities of Cienfuegos and Trinidad. Three of our destinations are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our guides will include renowned architect and urban planner Miguel Coyula, Pedro Vazquez, founding member of Cuba’s National Union of Architects, and architect and restoration specialist Nancy Benitez.

Don’t delay–reservation deadline is September 1, 2015. Visit our website for complete details and to download a reservation form. 

YUPs present: Bikes, Beer & Buildings 2015


Grab your bikes, your smart phone, a few friends and join the Young Urban Preservationists (or YUPs—a group of The Landmark Society) for Rochester’s first bike scavenger hunt, followed by a few well-deserved drinks at LUX Bar & Lounge. The YUPs are bringing Bikes Beer & Buildings back for its second year on Saturday, July 11th!  You’ll see some of Rochester’s best known gems and little known secrets, you’ll get some exercise, and you might even learn something new about the Flower City.

All—young and young at heart—are welcome and encouraged to attend! But don’t wait until the last minute to register–the first 50 people to sign up get a free t-shirt! >>Click here to get your tickets.

Saturday, July 11th | 12:30-3:00 p.m. | Start in Star Alley (662 South Ave) | Teams of 1-4 | Tickets: $12/person | Click here to register

Crash Course in Architectural History classes at the Brainery


If you missed them the first time around, our Crash Course in American Architectural History classes are back at the Rochester Brainery in July! Monday, 7/13 is 19th Century and Monday, 7/20 is 20th Century. >>Register on the Brainery’s website.