August 23, 2013 Landmark Alerts

Announcing 2013 Inside Downtown Tour location….

Get “in” on the latest urban living trends with this tour of exciting spaces to live and work.

Photo courtesy Don Corcoran

This year we’re getting you inside places in the Cascade District. We toured some of the buildings there seven years ago. A lot has changed and there are quite a few “brand new” old buildings experiencing new life. The “Plus” is because there are two projects a little outside the District that we just couldn’t resist: The Academy Building on South Fitzhugh Street,and the newly opened lofts at 44 Exchange Boulevard.

Your ticket is good both days (one visit to each space). Tickets will be available online at the beginning of September, and at Parkleigh by mid-September.  Advance tickets are $22. Landmark members may purchase $17 advance tickets from The Landmark Society only, online or by phone. If tickets are available the days of the Tour they will be $25 for all, at our tour headquarters at Nothnagle, Inc., 217 West Main Street.

New dates this year!
Friday, October 4th | 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 5th | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Return to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo

MH (8.7.2012)--Biff Henrich
Darwin Martin House Complex. Photo courtesy Biff Henrich.

We had such a demand for the June trip we’re not going to make you wait a year to see the iconic Darwin Martin House Complex in Buffalo, the bucolic Graycliff, overlooking Lake Erie, or the home of the American Arts and Crafts movement, The Roycroft Inn, in East Aurora.

Registration includes comfortable motorcoach transportation, all tours and admission fees, luncheon at the Roycroft Inn, and the company of our executive director and staff escort. No extra charge for the oooohs and ahhhs. Fee per person: $135 for Landmark Members $160 for nonmembers.

This day trip will take place Friday, October 11, 2013.

Visit our website for registration details.

The Rochester African-American Landmarks project needs your help!

Made possible by a grant from the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council and the New York State Council on the Arts, this project aims to identify landmarks that are significant to Rochester’s African-American community, and to help those that are endangered to qualify for tax credits or spark interest in their preservation or reuse.

Since many of these sites are in urban neighborhoods in need of assistance, this effort could become the catalyst for revitalization of entire blocks or neighborhoods in our City.

We are looking for places where African Americans have lived, worked, and raised a family; the location where an important event took place; the home of someone who was special somehow. A park, a school, a corner store, any place that you remember that was important to you at some time in your life.

Reverend Dr. James E. Rose stands with members of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Choral Society. Rose taught African-American history, organized clubs, and was the president of the local NAACP. 1924.

We want to connect these places with the experiences of people that make them important, to create a special interest in them that will attract investment, inspire younger generations with identity and community pride, and tell the story of people who came to Rochester and made a life, raised a family and formed a community.

Visit our website or contact Larry Francer for more information: or 585.546.7029 x14

Join us to share your stories, people, and places:

Northwest Neighborhood
Wednesday, September 11 | 6:30 -8:00 p.m. | Holy Rosary Apartment Campus Meeting Room | 414 Lexington Ave, Rochester NY 14613