August 7, 2013 Landmark Alerts

The Rochester African-American Landmarks project needs your help!

The Landmark Society is reaching out to the Rochester community to gather facts, events, places, and stories that have been important in the lives of ordinary African- Americans in Rochester. 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.

We want to connect these places with the experiences of real 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 on these dates to share your stories, people, and places:

Southwest Neighborhood
Thursday, August 22 | 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. | Arnett Library Meeting Room | 310 Arnett Blvd, Rochester, NY 14619

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

Full Moon Flashlight Tours

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You never know what will happen under a full moon! Slip into the past under the veil of twilight in this rare evening tour of the oldest building in Monroe County. Visit the tavern room, kitchen and other spaces, then stroll the grounds and enjoy the kitchen garden, a look at the late 18th century barn, and 200 year old lawn games and toys.

Grab your flashlight and head over to the Stone-Tolan Historic Site at 2370 East Avenue, on July 23rd and August 20th. No reservations required and the entry fee for a flashlight tour of the historic house, popcorn and story sharing is $15.00 per family for Landmark Society members ($18 for non-members), $5.00 for individuals ($6 for non-members) attending solo or with a buddy. S’more Kits can be purchased at the door, along with beverages. Complete event info available on our Events Calendar.

Tuesday, August 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Stone-Tolan Historic Site | 2370 East Ave.

Stone-Tolan Historic Site gets a facelift


When was the last time you drove by the Stone-Tolan Historic Site at 2370 East Avenue just over the Brighton line? Or better yet, when was the last time you visited the Stone-Tolan House? Well, if you haven’t checked it out in the past couple of months, you’ve missed all the action that has been taking place on The Landmark Society’s 1792 farmhouse and tavern historic site. The Stone-Tolan Historic Site has been getting a facelift! Due to the generosity of the Davenport-Hatch Foundation and the Rochester Area Community Foundation, The Landmark Society has been able to bring in some of the finest craftsmen in the region to bring this spectacular property back to its former glory. Visit our website to learn more.