Last chance for House & Garden Tour tickets!
A Grand Boulevard: The Western End of East Avenue
June 3 and 4
The 47th Annual House & Garden Tour will again treat us to many magnificent homes and civic buildings lining Rochester’s most prestigious boulevard. In fact, there are eleven stops on this year’s tour. Yes, there will be grand East Avenue mansions – you can expect to see palatial staircases, grand rooms designed to impress, soaring ceilings, and ornate architectural details, all on a scale significantly larger than your typical Rochester home. We’ll also venture off the Avenue to see elegant edifices on Arnold Park, Prince Street, and Strathallan Park. Rich detail, thoughtful design, and sumptuous materials showcase the early 20th-century lavish lifestyle enjoyed by professionals and business leaders in the neighborhood.
Saturday & Sunday, June 3 and 4 | 10 AM – 4 PM | Headquarters: The Lyric Theatre (440 East Avenue) | Tickets: $20 members; $28 non-members; $33 day-of | Click here for tickets; or visit Parkleigh in person (non-member tickets only); or call (585.546-.7029 x110) or visit The Landmark Society
Memorial Tree Dedication in remembrance of Timothy O’Connell
Last year, Rochester lost a passionate historian and Olmsted parks advocate, Tim O’Connell. Tim served as the past president of the Highland Park Conservancy, co-chair of The Landmark Society’s Olmsted Sub-committee, and was an ardent advocate for Rochester’s Olmsted parks. Join the Highland Park Conservancy, the Landmark Society’s Olmsted Sub-committee, and Monroe County Parks as we dedicate a Chestnut Oak in celebration of his memory.
Tuesday, June 6th | 6:30-7:30 PM | 180 Reservoir Ave, Highland Park
St. Joseph’s Park open for the season
Thanks to hard work of everyone who came out to Brooms & Beers a few weeks ago, St. Joseph’s Park is spruced up and officially open for the summer season! Stop by during your lunch hour, take a midday break, enjoy a morning respite with your coffee before the day begins, or take in the tranquility of the space on the weekend. It’s open for you from dawn until dusk. Special thanks to Clark Patterson Lee for their help and support!
Calling all writers and old house lovers!
If you like exploring historic houses that are filled with character, we have the volunteer job for you! Our weekly HomeWork column in CITY Newspaper features quality homes (most of them are older homes but some are new construction too!) for sale throughout the city of Rochester and occasionally in surrounding towns and villages. Each week, these columns are written by a dedicated and passionate team of volunteers and we’re looking to add to this elite group.
Depending on the number of columns you want to write each year, the time commitment can be as small or large as you like. Each column runs approximately 450 words. We send you a short list of houses that are on the market; you select a house; contact the listing agent; visit the house; and write the column. It’s as simple as that!
Contact column editor, Caitlin Meives, to learn more.