A musical celebration of our 80th anniversary
Join us this Friday! Titled Memories and Spaces, this evening of music and dance will be the world premiere of a collaborative piece commissioned by The Landmark Society in honor of our 80th Anniversary. It explores the relationship of builders, buildings, preservation, and reuse. It is rare to experience live music, not to mention a soaring tenor, with dance and athletic movement, especially from these world renowned local jewels like PUSH Physical Theatre and Ying Quartet. It will be the highlight of a magical evening filled with brilliant individual performances of Ying, PUSH, and Jonathan Rhodes
Friday, February 23rd | 7-9 PM | Hochstein School of Music Performance Hall, 50 Plymouth Ave. N. | Tickets: $35 | Visit our website for details
State historic tax credits at-risk
We need your help!
NYS Historic Tax Credits are at risk. We need your help to communicate their value to NYS elected officials NOW. The State and Federal historic tax credit programs have been essential tools in economic development efforts throughout downtown Rochester and western New York. Projects like Sibley Square, Eastman Dental Dispensary, Hilton Garden Inn, Carriage Factory Apartments, and many more would not have been possible without these programs. Passage of federal tax reform has weakened the programs and now the NYS commercial and homeowner programs have not been included in Governor Cuomo’s budget.
Please contact your State representatives in the NYS Assembly and Senate as soon as possible to let them know that the State Historic Commercial and Homeowners Tax Credit programs are important to you. Ask them to advocate for them in the budget process.
Public info meeting: citywide survey
The Landmark Society has been contracted by the City of Rochester to conduct a citywide survey to create a current and comprehensive digitized inventory of historic properties within the city limits that identifies and documents properties of historic and/or architectural significance. Phase I of the survey was conducted in Southeast Rochester in 2016 and Phase 2 will soon be completed in the Southwest quadrant.
The Landmark Society will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, February 27, at 5:30 PM at Arnett Library (310 Arnett Blvd) in Rochester. Staff from The Landmark Society will share information with the public about the findings of this year’s survey of the southwest quadrant, their partnership with the City of Rochester, and answer questions. This project is partially funded by a grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP).
Park Avenue is Porches t-shirts are back!
If you missed our t-shirt fundraiser back in January, you’re in luck! You now have another chance to get your hands on these super comfy tees, designed by local artist Virginia McDonald. We’re now also offering the design on a tote bag. Your purchase helps support neighborhood efforts to create a Park Avenue National Register Historic District. You’ll not only be showing your city and neighborhood pride, you’ll also help neighbors maintain the character of this historic neighborhood. Products will be printed in late March / early April but you can pre-order yours today.