2017-06-28 Landmark Alerts

Preservation Grant Fund deadline

Applications are now available for our next round of funding. Launched in September 2012, The Landmark Society’s Preservation Grant Fund program offers funds for preliminary design and planning studies to help make positive improvements to at-risk buildings. The program was initially funded through a bequest from Elizabeth (Libby) Stewart. Libby was a longtime Landmark Society staff member who was dedicated to the revitalization of neighborhoods and historic structures.Contact Caitlin Meives to discuss your project and obtain an application. Applications will be due Friday, August 4, 2017. >>Visit our website for more information.

Landmark designation hearing

On Wednesday, July 19, the City of Rochester’s Preservation Board and Planning Commission will hold a special hearing to consider the historic campus of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School for City landmark designation. The campus is officially eligible for listing in the State and National Registers of Historic Places; city landmark designation would recognize the significance of the site and help ensure that future development efforts will be in keeping with the historic architecture and landscape.

Built initially in two stages in 1932 and 1936, the campus is the work of locally prominent landscape architect Alling S. DeForest and nationally prominent New York City based architect James Gamble Rogers. Specifically sited to complement the adjacent Highland Park, which DeForest helped design, the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School Campus is significant for its Collegiate Gothic and Tudor Revival architecture, and for its landscape architecture.

Members of the public can submit comments in support of landmark designation to Peter Siegrist, Senior Planner with the City of Rochester. We also encourage you to attend the public hearing on July 19th and voice your support in person. >>See the full application and contact information on the City of Rochester’s website. 

Save the date: lunch at St. Joseph’s Park

Still hungry for more after our June Architecture for Lunch series? Satiate your hunger and celebrate Rochester’s historic built environment when Neno’s Gourmet Mexican Street Food sets up shop in the new food truck zone outside our St. Joseph’s Park on Thursday, July 6th from 11:30 – 1:30!

2018 Travel Tour
RMS Queen Mary 2 Atlantic Crossing & England: Country & City

August 2-14, 2018

Join us as we cap our 80th anniversary year with a luxurious Atlantic cruise to explore the built heritage of rural & urban England; “once-in-a-lifetime” may sound like hyperbole, but in this case, it most certainly applies. >>Learn more.