August 29, 2012 Landmark Alerts

Inside Downtown Tour tickets on sale

Tickets are now available online for the 2012 Inside Downtown Tour in the eclectic Neighborhood of the Arts, or NOTA. Your tickets will get you inside private lofts, apartments, historic houses and–as a bonus–will also get you special discounts at NOTA businesses. This year’s Tour will take place Friday, September 28 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and Saturday, September 29th from 11 am to 4:30 pm. Click here to purchase your tickets now!

Travel to Holland with George Eastman House

Join the George Eastman House and Amy J. Kinsey, the Museum’s Nancy R. Turner Landscape Curator,  for this special tour of historic sites, landscapes, and tulips! The itinerary has been specially created to focus on George Eastman’s love of flowers and art and will include a tour of the famous Keukenhof gardens during prime tulip season, as well as many landscape-related sights in Amsterdam, The Hague and the Dutch countryside. You’ll also see many works by Dutch masters Rembrandt and VanGogh and view outstanding examples of the best architecture of the country. Visit the George Eastman House website for complete details.

Preservation News: Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse

The Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society trustees announced last week that they’ve received the single largest donation in their organization’s history – the gift of the historic U.S. Custom House – from its owners, Tapecon, Inc. Located at the corner of Latta Road and River Street in Charlotte, this two-story frame structure is an excellent reflection of the entrepreneurial, commercial history of our community and its importance as a U.S. port of entry in the 19th century. Original Eastlake-style detailing around the windows and gables will be restored by the Lighthouse Society which intends to adapt the building for use as an educational center on the history of our riverfront and lakeshore to complement the lessons they already teach at the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, America’s oldest surviving lighthouse on Lake Ontario.

Reinventing the Jonathan Child House

The home of Rochester’s first mayor–the Jonathan Child House on S. Washington St. downtown–is in the midst of a rebirth. Visit our website to get the latest on this exciting and important project.