2017-09-12 Landmark Alerts

Inside Downtown Tour tickets on sale now!

The 14th annual Inside Downtown Tour takes us to The Heart of Downtown: Midtown’s New Neighborhood. The Inside Downtown Tour opens up urban environments where people are creating exciting spaces to live and work.  We visit re-purposed spaces, renovated homes, lovingly preserved places, and newly built sites that are designed with sensitivity to the overall built environment. Basically, we get you “in” on the latest urban living trends.

This year’s tour takes place Friday October 6th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday October 7th  from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The 2017 Inside Downtown Tour is sponsored by:

4th Annual Cocktails & Carburetors

Now in its fourth year, our Cocktails & Carburetors two-day event combines vintage and special interest autos with tours of private garages and car collections.

On Friday, September 15th from 6:30 to 9:00, you’ll attend the opening cocktail party at Horsepower Motorworks in Victor. Stroll among the many cars, both under restoration and on display, while enjoying music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction.  You’re invited to drive your special interest car for preferred parking. While there, pick up your program for the self-guided tour on Saturday, September 16th from 10:00 to 4:00 – this will be similar to a house tour, but focused on garages and their fascinating contents!

The following Sunday, September 24th from 9:00 to 1:00, Oak Hill presents their Sixth Annual Invitational Car Show, one of the best and most respected shows in our area, with cars, food, music, and drink.

>>Visit our website for more information and tickets. (online sales close September 13th)

Colgate Rochester landmark designation approved!

After a unanimous vote by the City’s Preservation Board last week, the Planning Commission’s vote last night made it official–the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School campus (including its historic buildings and designed landscape) is now a designated City of Rochester Landmark. This means that as the property transitions to new owners, neighbors and the larger Rochester community can be assured that any new development will be sensitively incorporated into the historic campus, with review by the City’s Preservation Board. The features that give the campus its economic value will be preserved so that it can continue to be a part of the community long into the future.

The Landmark Society, along with a coalition of organizations that included Highland Park Neighborhood Association and NBN6, worked with the owners at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, to amend the landmark application and determine appropriate boundaries. We extend our sincere thanks to CRCDS and all the neighbors who contributed to this process.