2018-03-06 Landmark Alerts

Conference registration is open!

The 2018 NY Statewide Preservation Conference takes place in Albany April 26-28! We’ll be surrounded by grand government architecture, diverse city neighborhoods, historic parks, and amazing adaptive reuse projects. Experts, grassroots community advocates, and new voices in the preservation movement will come together in Albany to learn from one another.

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!

It is the preservation event in New York State and you don’t want to miss it.

Presented by: Rochester Colonial Manufacturing

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

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.

>>Visit our website to download a template that you can use to email or call your representatives.

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. 

>>Click here to pre-order your Park Avenue products

New volunteers winter gathering tonight

A new year brings many new opportunities, including the chance to learn about what volunteers do at our Stone-Tolan House Historic Site in the house or on the grounds, or at our beautiful Ellwanger Garden. We’re planning a “happy hour” gathering where you can find out the details and consider if one of those activities is right for you. Join us for an informal chat to find out what it’s like to be a docent at Stone-Tolan or a garden volunteer at Ellwanger or Stone-Tolan. Refreshments, short presentation, and a chance to talk with current volunteers. RSVP to Cindy Boyer.

Tuesday, March 6th | 6:00-7:30 PM | Landmark Society offices, 133 S Fitzhugh St.