May 9, 2014 Landmark Alerts

House & Garden Tour tickets on sale now!


Tickets are now on sale for our 44th annual House & Garden Tour, in the Mount Hope & Highland historic neighborhood. Ten magnificent residences, each unique and fascinating, will be open for you–for two days only. This year’s houses were designed by some of the most notable architects of their day: Claude Bragdon, Fred Tosch, Leander McCord and more. And, in a neighborhood known for its horticultural history, you won’t want to miss the gardens.

Tickets are available on our website or by calling (585) 546-7029 x11. Tickets also available for purchase in person at Parkleigh (member rate available through Landmark Society only).

Saturday & Sunday, June 7-8 | 10 AM – 4 PM | Tickets: $18 members; $22 non-members; $25 day-of (if available) | Purchase online or at Parkleigh

Ellwanger Garden Twilight Hours during Lilac Festival


New at Ellwanger Garden during the Lilac Festival! On the weekends (May 10-11 & May 17-18) we’ll be open our traditional festival hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. But on weekdays of the festival (Monday, May 12 – Friday, May 16) the garden will be open from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. You’re invited to stop by after work to enjoy the spring blooms. The light and shadows at twilight make the garden a magical place. It’s a great time to take photographs and listen to the birds sing their evening songs.

We’re also offering these special opportunities:

  • Monday, May 12 – Professional photographer David Boyer will be on hand to offer tips on photographing flowers and plants – whether you are using a camera or your phone
  • Tuesday through Friday – Individual members of the Striking Strings Hammered Dulcimer Group (directed by Mitzie Collins)  will provide live acoustic music, floating over the garden. On Wednesday the 14th they will be joined by an acoustic guitarist
  • Thursday – Watch watercolorist Mary Nicosia create a painting live, as she paints en plein air (in the open air.)

>>Visit our Events Calendar for details

Young Urban Preservationists launch historic bar/pub coaster project


The Landmark Society’s newly formed young professionals group, the Young Urban Preservationists (or YUPs) gathered at Abilene Bar & Lounge last Friday for the public launch of our WHERE THE #&@% AM I?™ historic pub/bar coaster project. Visit our initial set of participating venues to learn more about this project: Abilene Bar & Lounge, Edibles, Black Button, 2Vine, and the American Hotel in Lima.

2014 NY Statewide Preservation Conference a rousing success!

Saturday speaker, Ed McMahon of the Urban Land Institute, at the newly remodeled East Ave Inn & Suites.
Saturday speaker, Ed McMahon of the Urban Land Institute, at the newly remodeled East Ave Inn & Suites.

We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who helped make the New York Statewide Preservation Conference such an incredible success! Over 230 attendees joined us, and our Conference Partners, the Preservation League of New York State, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, and AIA Rochester to help FILL IN THE BLANK with their definitions of preservation. The Conference was a wonderful mix of professionals, grassroots community activists, students and preservation enthusiasts. >>Visit our website to see a selection of photos and hear our thoughts about the Conference.