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A VERY SPECIAL Tour opportunity: The Boynton House

Enter the lottery today!

Thanks to the generosity of the homeowners and John Page of Bero Architecture, PLLC, we are excited to announce a fundraising tour of Rochester’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house, the Boynton House.  The tour will take place on Saturday, October 12th with tickets at $50 each.

Since this will be a very popular offering, ticket sales will be by lottery. Starting today, September 9th at 10:00 AM through September 11th,  you can visit our website (link below) to enter for a chance to purchase 2 tickets to the tour. After September 11th a random drawing will select those who may purchase tickets. Those winners will be notified via email.

Click here to enter the lottery!

Inside Downtown Tour tickets on sale now!

Every year, The Landmark Society’s Inside Downtown Tour opens up urban environments where folks are creating exciting spaces to live and work in Rochester: we visit re-purposed spaces, renovated homes, lovingly preserved places, and newly built sites that are designed with sensitivity to the overall built environment. This year’s tour will take place in the neighborhood around East Avenue & Alexander Street in Rochester’s East End, on Friday, September 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, and on Saturday, September 28th from 11 am to 4 pm.

The Tour will take us on East Avenue and Alexander Street, an area undergoing transformation. The former Inner Loop is no longer a “moat” separating downtown from the rest of the neighborhood. We will bridge that former gap by extending the tour up East Avenue into the East End, including The Sagamore and Charlotte Square.

Get your tickets!

Call for Conference session proposals

We are now accepting proposals for educational sessions at the NY Statewide Preservation Conference! For the first time, the Conference will be in downtown Syracuse, March 26-28.

Priorities for 2020:

  • Sessions that include diverse panelists/speakers, including people of color, women, LGBTQ, and youth. All panels should strive to be inclusive and represent diverse perspectives.
  • Topics that address underrepresented communities and current issues regarding social justice and equity as they relate to historic preservation (i.e. gentrification, intangible heritage, non-traditional or new preservation practices)
  • Topics that explicitly address ways in which preservation as a movement and a professional field can become more inclusive and representative.

You do not need to be a preservation professional to share your story. Whether you are a grassroots community activist, an urban planner, a non-profit organization, an architect, a neighborhood group, a developer, property owner, or a municipality, we want to hear from you! We are looking for a diverse range of topics that include everything from neighborhood advocacy and small town revitalization to complex tax credit rehab projects and place-based event planning.

Proposals are due by Friday, October 18th at midnight.

Submit your proposal

Cocktails & Carburetors tickets on sale!

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

On Friday, September 20th, 2019 from 6:30 to 9:00, you’ll attend the opening cocktail party at Horsepower Motorworksin 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 21th from 10:00 to 4:00 – this will be similar to a house tour, but focused on garages and their fascinating contents!

The following Sunday, September 29th from 9:00 to 1:00, Oak Hill presents their Seventh Annual Invitational Car Show, one of the best and most respected shows in our area, with cars, food, music, and drink. There is a $25.00 per car registration fee, no spectator fee.

Get your tickets!

Preservation Grant Fund deadline

The Landmark Society’s Preservation Grant Fund program offers funds for preliminary design and planning studies to help make positive improvements to at-risk buildings. The grant does not fund bricks and mortar repairs. The program was initially funded through a bequest from Elizabeth (Libby) Stewart. Libby was a longtime Landmark Society staff member who was dedicated to the revitalization of neighborhoods and historic structures. Applications are now available for the next round of funding. The application deadline is September 20, 2019.

Click here for details

Travel Tour: Palm Springs Modweek

Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. This exciting festival takes place in February in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. Modernism Week features more than 350 events including the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more. Check out Modernism Week’s website!

Join Landmark Society staff for a truly personalized visit to Palm Springs during this fascinating festival. Larry will be working with his college roommate, Ron Duby, to sift through the hundreds of events and take you to the highlights and the hidden gems.

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Thank you to our past event sponsors!


The Landmark Society of Western New York is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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