2018-08-21 Landmark Alerts

This Wednesday: last Tavern Takeover of the summer!

Our last Tavern Takeover of the summer at the Stone-Tolan House Historic Site will take place this Wednesday, August 22nd and will feature beer from Rohrbach Brewing.

NEW ticket option! Upgrade your Tavern Takeover experience with a Park Ave. is Porches pint glass. For $30 you get admission, a pint glass to take home, and 2 free beers!

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Inside Downtown Tour: High Falls & Beyond

This year’s tour will take us to High Falls and adjacent neighborhoods – you can think of this region as the cradle of Rochester, since it’s the area that nurtured a village, transforming it into a city. You will see the ancestral “roots” of buildings that served industrial purposes and now house loft apartments, high tech companies and more. Tickets go on sale TODAY at noon! 

October 5th-6th | Advance tickets: $29 non-members, $25 members | Tickets available online today! Tickets available in person at Landmark or Parkleigh after September 12. | >>Visit our website for details. 

Update: Parrott Hall in Geneva

In June, this grand Italianate style house—the original site of Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station—was within days of demolition. At the last minute, the owners at the NY State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation agreed to delay demolition and give preservation advocates a chance to explore reuse options. Forming the Parrott Hall Coalition, The Landmark Society partnered with the Preservation League of New York State, Friends of Parrott Hall, and the City of Geneva to negotiate with the State. We have applied for a state grant to help fund initial stabilization, urgent repairs, and remediation. The Coalition will be working quickly to raise additional private funds and conduct a feasibility study. Stay tuned to our website and social media for updates.

Cocktails & Carburetors returns in September

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

On Friday, September 21st 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 22nd from 10:00 to 4:00 – this will be similar to a house tour, but focused on garages and their fascinating contents!

>>Click here for tickets.