December 4, 2012 Landmark Alerts

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Update: 660 West Main Street in Rochester

Last Wednesday, the City of Rochester’s Zoning Board of Appeals heard testimony regarding the fate of the c.1870 church at 660 West Main Street. The building’s owner hopes to demolish the vacant structure (and adjacent vacant two-family home) to make way for a new Dollar General store. (Read the full background here). The Zoning Board did not make a decision at last week’s hearing, as the City determines if the proposed project will be required to go through a more in-depth review process. Landmark Society staff have been working closely with neighbors advocating for reuse of this Designated Building of Historic Value. We also awarded a grant to the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association to assist in funding an objective report by a structural engineer.

A 75th Birthday Party to Remember

PHOTO: David Boyer
Thanks to ARTISANworks, Gap Mangione, our event sponsors, the many businesses, organizations, and individuals who contributed to the Silent Auction and, of course, our very special members, our 75th Anniversary Party and 2012 Annual Meeting was a resounding success! In addition to the live music and great company, we took a few minutes out of the party to recognize The Landmark Society’s newest Honorary Trustee, Richard Reisem, and this year’s President’s Award recipients, Fran Cosentino and Jane Parker, owners of the Boynton House.

Thank you to all of our members who joined us for this once-in-a-lifetime celebration! (Stay tuned to our website–more photos and video coming soon).