2017-02-21 Landmark Alerts

Statewide Preservation Conference–registration open!

The 2017 Statewide Preservation Conference returns to the city of Rochester, April 6-8th. Downtown Rochester is undergoing a profound transformation, fueled in large part by historic preservation. Join us and experience the transformation for yourself! This Conference is the only event of its kind in the state—a multi-day gathering for anyone involved in preservation and community revitalization. It’s an opportunity to learn, network, become inspired and, yes, have fun!

Highlights will include:

  • Keynote from Amy Nicole Swift, owner of Building Hugger, on breaking barriers to careers in the trades
  • Breakout sessions on young preservationists, tax credits, cultural landscapes, digital documentation, and more!
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Sibley Building
  • Party at Genesee Country Village & Museum

Presented by: Rochester Colonial Manufacturing & Winn Development

A Conference of The Landmark Society of Western New York, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Preservation League of New York State, and NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Out of character development proposed in East Ave. Preservation District

Please join the Landmark Society in an upcoming Rochester Preservation Board hearing on Wednesday, March 1, 6 pm, Rochester City Hall, as we support the neighbors of the East Avenue Preservation District, along with other concerned citizens. The Landmark Society joins the neighborhood in expressing strong opposition to a proposed 5-unit condominium project on the corner of East Avenue and Culver Road that we believe is clearly out of character with the surrounding scale, massing, density and design of one of our community’s, and nation’s, best preserved neighborhoods/districts. Visit the City of Rochester’s Preservation Board webpage for more information on this project.

Spring Partners Roundup: Thursday, March 16th

The 2017 Spring Partners Roundup will take place Thursday, March 16th at The Landmark Society’s offices. The Partners Roundup is an opportunity for community advocates and preservation partners from around the region to gather and share their communities’ or organizations’ challenges and successes. The formal portion of the program will feature presentations and a panel discussion with three of our region’s preservation-focused architecture firms: Crawford & Stearns, based in Syracuse; Bero Architecture, based in Rochester, and Clinton Brown Company Architecture, based in Buffalo. Each firm will present a case study of a preservation project that they have worked on in the region, highlighting different approaches to project funding, ownership structure, and design challenges.

The Roundup is free and open to anyone involved in preservation or community revitalization at any level.

Thursday, March 16th | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | 133 S. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, NY 14608 | RSVP to Caitlin Meives

YUPs join fellow Rust Belters to heart bomb buildings in need of love

On February 11th, young preservationist organizations across the Rust Belt–in cities like Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis–gathered in their respective cities to show their love for old buildings in need of some TLC. In Rochester, The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs) convened at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in the northeast section of the city to heart bomb one of our 2013 Five to Revive, the former Pulaski Library. >>Click here to see our blog post recapping the event.