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Landmark Alerts

Tomorrow: public info meeting for Highland Park neighbors

Several areas surrounding Highland Park are eligible to become National Register Historic Districts, which would make homeowners eligible for the NYS Historic Homeowners Tax Credit program! The Landmark Society is working with Highland Park Neighborhood Association and representatives from the Azalea and Lilac neighborhoods, as well as SEAC, to spread the word about this program and gather community support.

Join us for a virtual public informational meeting tomorrow (Thursday, 7/16 @ 5:30 PM) to learn more about the National Register listing process, what it means for you, and how you can save money on repairs to your home.

Pre-registration required. Follow the link below to register and get more details.

Register here

50th Anniversary (Virtual) House and Garden Tour

This year’s Tour will take place for one week, starting October 9th – and you won’t have to worry about parking, the weather, or shoe covers: You will be able to participate in the Tour from your favorite computer, laptop, or phone!

To celebrate 50 years of this annual fundraising event, we’ll be picking some of the most interesting houses in our region. Since it’s a virtual tour, we don’t need to stick to one neighborhood but can bring you a wide range of tour experiences.

Stay tuned to our social media as well as the magazine mailing in September for details on how you can purchase ticket access to this once in a lifetime tour experience.

YUP Brainery classes are back!

Throughout the month of August, our Young Urban Preservationists will be bringing back several of their classes. Bulk up on your knowledge of local architectural styles and terminology at the YUPs’ Crash Course in American Architectural History classes (offered separately for 19th and 20th century styles) OR join them for their popular Architecture in the Wild walking tours, where they take the classroom to Rochester’s historic neighborhoods.

The Crash Course classes will take place on Zoom August 18th and 25th and are online now at Rochester Brainery’s website (link below). The Architecture in the Wild tours will be live soon, stay tuned to Landmark and YUP social media!


New cobblestone resource

The Cobblestone Info Base is a living, virtual library and repository of information about all known existing and no longer existing cobblestone structures in North America. The purpose of this cobblestone information base is to gather and make available all known information about the cobblestone structures of the style popular in New York State during the period of roughly 1825-1865. These structures include houses, barns, outbuildings, schools, commercial buildings, and houses of worship as well as walls and foundations. Co-sponsored by the Cobblestone Society and The Landmark Society of Western New York, the database was created by technical consultant Greg Lawrence and allows for adding new information, as it is discovered, by researchers and residents.

Click here

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 the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature

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