2015-07-08 Landmark Alerts

New Travel Tour! Architectural Heritage of Cuba

March 5-12, 2016


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.

We’re getting down to the wire and can only accept a few more travelers for this one-of-a-kind trip. Relaxed requirements for U.S. travel to the island has produced a huge boom – and scarce hotel rooms and airline seats. Contact us SOON if you are thinking about joining us on this historic, delicious and exciting visit. Reservation deadline is September 1, 2015. Visit our website for complete details and to download a reservation form. 

Bash on the Bridges at Genesee Valley Park

From easternmost bridge to center bridge

It’s another Bash on the Bridge! This time on a different bridge in a different Olmsted-designed park. Join us and our friends at the Preservation League of New York State as we celebrate the remarkable pedestrian bridges in Genesee Valley Park, listed on our Five to Revive and the League’s Seven to Save.

Live music, lawn games, drinks and light refreshments. Short, guided walking tours of the Park and the handsome concrete arch bridges, built in 1916 and 1919 and designed by the influential Olmsted Brothers firm, will depart at 6:45 p.m. Rain or shine! The event is free but registration is required. >>Click here to RSVP.

Thursday, July 23 | 6:30 PM | Genesee Valley Park | FREE, registration required | Click here to RSVP

Chautauqua Amphitheater named to 11 Most Endangered list

Photo courtesy Stephen Davies [blog.preservationnation.org]
Photo courtesy Stephen Davies [blog.preservationnation.org]
The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently announced that the Chautauqua Amphitheater has been included as one of its 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Since 1988, the National Trust has used its list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places to raise awareness about the threats facing some of the nation’s greatest treasures. The list, which has identified more than 250 sites to date, has been so successful in galvanizing preservation efforts that only a handful of sites have been lost. >>Click here to read more about the Amp and the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places program.

This Saturday 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 this 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! Monday, 7/13 is 19th Century and Monday, 7/20 is 20th Century. Each class is just $15 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Landmark Society. >>Register on the Brainery’s website.