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UPDATE - Preservation Awards & Annual Meeting - November 13th
Due to some unexpected circumstances and an abundance of caution for the health of our award recipients, our 2022 Preservation Awards ceremony will be rescheduled as a private event for awardees only. Our Annual Meeting will still take place via Zoom on Sunday, November 13th, at 3:00pm. The meeting is open to our members and the public, and registration is required at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvfuuorTIqGNL1wuhy04ZssqGiTJw_ZeH5 . This online meeting will include an organizational update from Executive Director Wayne Goodman, followed by an announcement of this year’s Preservation Awards recipients, and will conclude with a vote this year’s new members of the Board of Trustees.
The Preservation Awards ceremony will be recorded and made available for viewing at a later date.
We look forward to seeing you (via Zoom!) on November 13th.
Get your tickets for The Landmark Society's Annual Jubilee!
Tickets sales are open for this year’s Jubilee, which will take place on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at the historic Wilder Room on East Avenue. This beautiful space, named after former Rochester Mayor, A. Carter Wilder, was a twentieth century hot spot for the affluent members of the city’s society. Once the residence of Mayor Wilder, East End’s Rochester Club was established in 1860. The exclusive club was membership-based and known for its glamorous private events. In 1911 the Club was renovated to include a grand ballroom lit by 4 crystal chandeliers, still there to admire at this year’s Jubilee. This year’s event will have live entertainment, a full bar, delicious hors d’oeuvres, a plated dinner, and exciting silent auction experiences.
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Historic Tax Credit Impact
The “Annual Report on the Economic Impact of the Federal Historic Tax Credits for Fiscal Year 2021” was recently released by the National Park Service and Rutgers University’s Center for Urban Policy Research. This report shows the continued economic impact and benefit of the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program, commonly referred to as the Historic Tax Credit (HTC). Nationwide in the 2021 fiscal year, the HTC contributed over $15 billion in economic output, added almost $7.7 billion in GDP, and created nearly 135,000 jobs. The data in the report demonstrates the economic value of preserving historic resources through the use of Historic Tax Credits.
One common misconception about the HTC program is that it only supports large projects and projects in large cities. However, in 2021, almost half (47%) of projects were under $1 million, and 185 were under $250,000. The report also sheds light on the economic impact that the HTC has had on underserved and smaller communities. According to the report, 19% of HTC projects were in communities with less than 25,000 people, 44% of projects were in low- and moderate-income census tracts, and 78% of all projects were in economically distressed areas.
The table below shows the economic impact for the state of New York as well as nationwide.
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White (Canadian) Christmas
White Christmas is a beloved holiday musical as well as a state of mind. Join this Small Group Curated Tour to kick off your holiday season with not only the Shaw Production of White Christmas, but also the charm and beauty of Canada’s Niagara region to put you in that White Christmas state of mind. We will be treated like royalty at the Victorian era Prince of Wales hotel in the heart of the historic district of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Lavishly decorated for the holidays, the Prince of Wales, will also host our traditional English tea in the lovely Drawing Room and lunch in the warm, inviting Churchill Pub. Our excursions to Niagara Falls include the Annual Poinsettia Show at the Floral Showhouse and the amazing Winter Festival of Lights. With gourmet meals, shopping, spa, and even ice skating at your fingertips, this is the perfect trip to get you into the holiday spirit. There are only 12 spaces available, so register soon!
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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 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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