2015-12-16 Landmark Alerts

Good news for Five to Revive


We have progress to report on three of our Five to Revive properties:

  • The Hillside Cemetery Chapel received a substantial grant from the New York State Regional Economic Development Councils to help fund much-needed repairs to the Chapel.  The Cemetery and Chapel were included in our 2014 Five to Revive.
  • After a failed vote for demolition in the County Legislature, the Cattaraugus County Memorial & Historical Building has another chance at being saved. The Civil War veterans memorial was one of our recently announced 2015 Five to Revive.
  • The former Wollensack Optical Company building on Hudson Avenue in the city of Rochester is on the market. It is listed with Michael Quinn of Mission Commercial Realty. The Wollensack building was also included in our 2015 Five to Revive lineup. >>Click here to see the full listing.

Read the recent post on our website for more details about each of these properties.

Holiday gift ideas from The Landmark Society

For all your last minute holiday shopping, why not consider:

Purchase Your Supporting MembershipA membership with The Landmark Society. Your membership supports important programs like our Five to Revive and Preservation Grant Fund. It allows our staff to continue to provide direct assistance to preservation and community advocates throughout western New York. And, best of all, it doesn’t require wrapping. Click here to purchase a membership on our website.


RochesterLandmarks-coverRochester Landmarks is a 95 page book with 86 photographs taken over 20 years by local photographer Richard Margolis. It focuses on local Olmsted parks, landmark buildings and public art. A great gift for former and current Rochesterians, architecture lovers, and preservationists alike! Click here to purchase a copy on our website.



Written by window repair expert, Steve Jordan, The Window Sash Bible is about the repair, maintenance, restoration and improvement of old or historic windows made from about 1800 to 1940. This book provides an array of options to save money, energy, and historic windows for decades to come. Perfect for the old house lover in your life! Click here to purchase a copy on our website.


The Landmark Society’s 2015 Annual Fund


The Landmark Society of Western New York is responsible for work in a nine-county area including urban environments such as the City of Rochester, smaller villages like Geneseo, and the pastoral landscapes that dot the Southern Tier. We are proud of the 300+ attendees at our statewide Preservation Conference in April and the 1,800 visitors to our 2015 House and Garden Tour in June. In addition to these large events, we also open doors to save our heritage through historic preservation work in unique neighborhoods and special places across the region.

Your gift to this year’s Annual Fund appeal enables us to continue the unique preservation work that is transforming our nine-county region. There are great strides being made in western New York and pride in our corner of the world is growing. At The Landmark Society, we are honored to be a small part of this transformation by opening doors, one neighborhood at a time.

You can support the Annual Fund by donating via our website or by contacting Carolyn Haygood at 585-546-7029 x10.

Thank you for your generosity.


Wayne Goodman
Executive Director