House & Garden Tour tickets now on sale!
Between the Avenues: East & Park
June 9 and 10, 2018
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Our 48th Annual House & Garden Tour will again treat us to many magnificent homes and civic buildings, this year between Rochester’s most prestigious boulevards, East & Park Avenues. If you were an up-and-coming family in the late 19th and early 20th century, between the avenues was the place to live. The streets connecting Park and East offered the chance to have an address in close proximity to the fine mansions of East Avenue. On this tour you will get to see how high society lived on East Avenue and the fine craftsmanship of the homes on the connecting streets.
Registration deadline approaching for Historic Wood Window Repair Seminar
Old house owners, DIYer’s, craftspeople, contracting companies looking to expand your services, or anyone looking for a career change–this window repair seminar is for you! Learn how to make old windows new again. Taught by noted window specialist and author of The Window Sash Bible, Steven Jordan, you’ll get a mix of hands-on experience and classroom instruction. Our work site will be the c.1850 one room cobblestone schoolhouse (pictured above) at the Cobblestone Museum. No prior experience necessary. If you’re looking for an in-depth training, the 4-day seminar (June 12-15) is for you. If you just want an intro, take the 1-day (June 16) option!
Landmark Society and Cobblestone Museum members receive a discount on registration. >>Head over to our website for details.
This project is funded in part by the Historic Preservation Education Foundation and the Rochester Area Community Foundation. Additional support comes from Bero Architecture, PLLC.
This Place Matters: Help save Parrott Hall
Tomorrow, Thursday, 5/17 at 2:00 PM, The Landmark Society of Western New York, the Preservation League of New York State, and key government officials are joining the Friends of Parrott Hall to host a news conference announcing opposition to demolition of Historic Parrott Hall in Geneva.
Parrott Hall was the first building in the city of Geneva listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1975 ownership was transferred to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) for the express purpose of creating a State Historic Site. The state is now planning to demolish the building but we believe there are other options to pursue and that the State should explore alternatives.
You can help! Join us at the press conference, write or call State officials, or donate to the Friends of Parrott Hall. >>Details on our website.
City of Rochester Comprehensive Plan 2034 – Take the survey!
Rochester 2034 will serve as the fundamental basis for making public and private decisions on land use regulation and development, future investment, and the allocation of critical resources. Typically looking out at the next 15 years, a city comprehensive plan is a means to promote and protect the general health, safety and welfare of the people and to lay out a course of action for the future social, physical, and economic development of the community. You can provide input on the Comprehensive Plan by taking this survey. Help the City understand what the most important issues are to you, and what the Plan should focus on. >>Click here to take the survey.