This Thursday: Parrott Hall press conference
Landmark Society staff are working closely with our friends at the Preservation League of New York State and the Friends of Parrott Hall to try to save this important historic structure 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.
This Thursday, June 14th at 2:00 PM, our coalition of organizations will hold a press conference to announce the results of an engineering study on the building and to ask the State to delay demolition until alternatives have been meaningfully explored. Join us and show your support!
You can help save Parrott Hall! Write or call State officials; Donate to the Friends of Parrott Hall; Attend the press conference this Thursday! >>Details on our website.
Sunset Concert series @ Landmark historic sites
Enjoy al fresco chamber music concerts by The Sunset Concert Musicians at The Landmark Society’s signature historic properties in June. No admission charge, but a $5 donation to support the musicians is gratefully accepted. Please bring your own camp chairs or blankets, as seating is limited at these locations. >>Click here to see a preview of what you can expect.
Friday, June 15th 7:00 PM @ St. Joseph’s Park in downtown Rochester
Saturday, June 16th 7:00 PM @ Stone-Tolan House Historic Site, 2370 East Avenue
Architecture for Lunch this Friday!
Timed to fit in with busy schedules and week-day lunch breaks, these 20-minute walking tours feature information about the history and architecture of downtown Rochester neighborhoods. Led by Cynthia Howk, Landmark Society staff member and local history expert. Architecture for Lunch tours are FREE and open to the public, held rain or shine, for the most interesting lunch break you’ve ever taken.
This week, Friday 6/15: meet Cynthia at 12:10 PM at the corner of N. Fitzhugh St. and Church St., next to Rochester’s City Hall (30 Church St). Discover the historic buildings in Rochester’s old “government district”.
Friday, 6/22: meet Cynthia at 12:10 PM at the Soldiers & Sailors Monument at the center of Washington Square Park.
Friday, 6/29: meet Cynthia at 12:10 PM in front of the Eastman Student Living Center tower (100 Gibbs St). Please note parking options may be limited due to the Jazz Festival.
Tavern Takeover returns to Stone-Tolan Historic Site
Last summer’s Tavern Takeover was a huge hit, so we’re giving you two opportunities this summer to enjoy a delicious local beer in the oldest tavern room in the county. Once again, we’re partnering with our Young Urban Preservationists and the Emerging Rochester Architects to bring you this unique and fun night. Silver Lake Brewing Project, based in Perry, NY, will be pouring behind the historic bar for our first Takeover of the season on Wednesday, June 20th (6:30-9:00 PM). Your $15 ticket includes your first beer, light snacks, and make-your-own s’mores at the campfire.
Support provided by: Silver Lake Brewing Project; Wigwell Country Club