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Landmark Alerts

Update: 84 & 86 S. Union Street

In March, we let you know about a project that was up for Site Plan Review with the City of Rochester. That project, located at 84 and 86 South Union Street, was calling for the demolition of two historic houses in order to construct an addition to an apartment building (known as the Ambassador) that was to be converted to a hotel. After receiving written public comments, the developer went back to the drawing board and modified some elements of the site plan. The new site plan is now available to view on the City’s Site Plan Review Agenda website.

We remain opposed to this project for several reasons. Click the link below to read our takeaways. The public can submit comments on this project until August 25th and we encourage you to do so.

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Public info open house August 25th

Working on behalf of the City of Rochester, The Landmark Society of Western New York recently completed an inventory of historic buildings, structures, and sites in the Northeast and Northwest Quadrants in the City of Rochester. The public is invited to an open house event to learn about the results of the project and details about important historic properties in these neighborhoods.

Wednesday, August 25th | 5:30-7:30 PM | Open house format–come and go at your convenience! | David F. Gantt Recreation Center, 700 North Street

Event details

Cocktails & Carburetors tickets on sale now

Now in its seventh year, Cocktails & Carburetors takes place Friday night, October 1st from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres at Horsepower Motor Works (825 Phillips Rd, Victor), a local car restoration shop. Belly up to a car lift rather than the typical bar and enjoy an evening filled with live music, food and drink, with plenty of time to roam among cars stored and undergoing restoration. Attendees with vintage or special interest cars are encouraged to drive them to the event! Tickets are $95 (follow the link below).

Then on Saturday, October 2nd from 10:00 to 4:00, make plans to attend the first annual Wheels at Pinnacle car show. The show will be held at Pinnacle Athletic Campus (7600 Pinnacle Road in Victor).  Judging will begin at 12 PM and awards will be presented at 2 PM.  An entry fee of $25 per care will benefit The Landmark Society. Entry fee for spectators is $5 per person day-of.


Upcoming architecture classes

The YUPs’ virtual Crash Course in American Architectural History classes are back! In these classes, students get the rundown of American architectural styles from the 19th and 20th centuries. We also have a few spots left in our outdoor classes, Architecture in the Wild.

Classes are held through the Rochester Brainery and registration is available on the Brainery’s website (follow the link below). Don’t delay–capacity is limited and these classes sell out quickly!

  • 8/24 – Architecture in the Wild: Exploring Maplewood’s Seneca Parkway – 1 spot left!
  • 8/31 – Crash Course in American Architectural History I – 19th Century (virtual)
  • 9/9 – Architecture in the Wild: Exploring Maplewood’s Seneca Parkway
  • 9/13 – Crash Course in American Architectural History II – 20th Century (virtual)

Stay tuned for new classes coming this fall!

YUP Brainery classes

Landmark Travels: Holland (Michigan!) Tulip Festival

Thursday May 12 – Thursday May 19, 2022

Travel with us to Michigan in 2022 to experience the Holland Tulip Festival, a stay at the Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel and more in the week-long travel tour. Free airfare included if booked by August 31, 2021 (but the spots are going very fast!)

Tour details

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

The Landmark Society receives support from Monroe County through the Mid-Size Arts Organization Grant

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PHONE: (585) 546-7029 x10 · FAX: (585) 546-4788

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