April 25, 2012 Landmark Alerts

Preservation and development not at odds

That’s the headline that ran last week on the Democrat & Chronicle’s editorial page. By providing local jobs, reinvesting in our older neighborhoods, and increasing tax revenue, preservation is, in fact, a boon to economic development. The Landmark Society met with the D&C’s Editorial Board to discuss this important topic as well as new initiatives we’ll be launching during our 75th anniversary to help foster increased economic development. Among these initiatives are an African American landmarks task force and a seed grant program. Click here to view the full editorial.

Poet’s Garden and birthday cake

The New York Upstate Chapter of ASLA and the Highland Park Conservancy have partnered for a celebration of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday in Highland Park on Thursday April 26, 2012. Olmsted designed Rochester’s magnificent parks system (including Highland Park), Central Park in NYC, and hundreds of other parks, campuses, and residential grounds around the nation. In addition to creating a plethora of scenic spaces for the enjoyment of the public, Olmsted’s designs and practices created a model for the profession of landscape architecture. Come out to Highland Park tomorrow and celebrate Olmsted’s legacy.

7:00 p.m. – Meet at Poet’s Garden – Local Master Gardeners will lead a tour of the Poet’s Garden, followed by cake in celebration of Olmsted’s Birthday. Free and open to the public! Click here to join the event on Facebook.

Preservation Conference a success!

Held at the historic Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, this year’s Conference attracted neighborhood leaders, local advocates, preservation professionals, and municipal leaders from across the city of Rochester and Western New York. Thank you to all of our Conference sponsors, speakers, volunteers, attendees, and the staff at Colgate Rochester who helped make this year’s Conference a success! Stay tuned for an announcement of next year’s location.