June 05, 2012 Landmark Alerts

House & Garden Tour this weekend

It’s not too late to purchase your tickets for this weekend’s 42nd annual House & Garden Tour. This year we’re bringing you inside historic homes and gardens on Grosvenor Road, Pelham Road, Council Rock Avenue and Highland Avenue in Brighton. Each stop offers delightful architectural surprises and detailing.

Click here to purchase your tickets online. Tickets are also available in person at Parkleigh. Tickets will be available the day-of the Tour at Tour Headquarters (The Baptist Temple Church, 1101 Clover St.).

We also have a few extra Volunteer Host spots available. Hosts are stationed in one of the Tour houses for a 3-hour shift. You’ll welcome folks and share information (provided to you on a tour info card) as well as ensure the safety of the visitor and the home. No experience necessary. As a thank-you for your time, we provide you with a complimentary House Tour ticket. Contact Cindy Boyer: cboyer@landmark.layer8group.com or 585.546.7029 x12.

Saturday & Sunday, June 9 & 10 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | $22 ($18 members, through Landmark Society only), $25 day-of |

Architecture for Lunch is back!

The warm weather has returned to Rochester (we think) and that means the Friday Architecture for Lunch series is back. Led by The Landmark Society’s renowned Cynthia Howk, these 35 minute lunchtime walking tours take place June 15, 22, and 29 at three different downtown locations. They’re FREE and offer a great afternoon escape from the office. Visit our Event Calendar for details.


Preservation Roundup

Buffalo News: Make all of Buffalo eligible for homeowner program | An argument from Buffalo for extending NYS rehabilitation tax credits to all census tracts. Currently the state commercial and residential tax credit programs are only available in Qualified Census Tracts that have a median family income at or below the State Family Median Income level. Click here learn more about the tax credit programs, which are a valuable tool for making rehab projects possible and sparking revitalization across our state.

Democrat & Chronicle: A buck can get you a building in Clarendon | If you missed this front page story last week, The Landmark Society is partnering with the Town of Clarendon and local preservation advocates to market the Old Stone Store for redevelopment. Visit our website to learn more.

Democrat & Chronicle: Landmark Society home tour | For a sneak peek at one of the house’s featured on our House & Garden Tour this weekend, check out this article from Mary Chao.