June 4, 2014 Landmark Alerts

Last Chance: House & Garden Tour Preview


Do you prefer inside or out? Get both at the 44th Annual House and Garden Tour this weekend! Whether you prefer the interiors with their spectacular architecture and no detail left undone or the beautifully designed gardens and yards with Mother Nature adding a few serendipitous touches, you don’t want to miss this.  10 private homes and gardens will be open for ticket holders on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm each day. And what better neighborhood to celebrate the joys of indoor and outdoor pleasures?  The Mt Hope and Highland Historic Neighborhood is nestled next to Highland Park and the former Mt. Hope Nursery Grounds. >>Click here to read this last installment in the House & Garden Tour previews.

Tickets are available on our website or by calling (585) 546-7029 x11. Tickets also available for purchase in person at Parkleigh (member rate available through Landmark Society only).

Saturday & Sunday, June 7-8 | 10 AM – 4 PM | Tickets: $18 members; $22 non-members; $25 day-of (if available) | Purchase online or at Parkleigh

Tax Credit Workshop this Friday


Our first tax credit workshop in partnership with AIA Rochester and Preservation Studios was so popular, we’re bringing it back for another round. Grab your lunch and head over to Clark Patterson Lee’s office at the Chapin Building for an insider’s view of the historic tax credit programs. Experts from the Buffalo-based historic preservation firm, Preservation Studios,  will present an overview of the state and federal historic tax credit program with a specific focus on designing within the Department of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Visit AIA Rochester’s website to register. Hurry–space is limited! AIA/CES credits available.

Friday, June 6 | 12:00 p.m. | $5 | Visit AIA Rochester’s website to register.

Architecture for Lunch

Powers Building, Four Corners, Downtown RochesterIt’s June, the sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, downtown Rochester is looking beautiful. That can only mean one thing–Architecture for Lunch is back! Timed to fit in with busy schedules and weekday lunch breaks, these 20-minute walking tours feature information about the history and architecture of downtown Rochester. Cynthia Howk, Landmark Society staff member and local history expert, will guide interested tour goers from 12:10 to 12:35 p.m. Architecture for Lunch tours are free and open to the public; held rain or shine, for the most interesting lunch break you’ve ever taken. Meet Cynthia at 12:10 p.m. on June 13, 20 & 27. The first installment takes place June 13th, meeting location at the Powers Building (16 W Main St.). Visit our Events Calendar for complete details.

Please note: our print magazine, Landmarks, incorrectly listed June 6th as the start date. The first Architecture for Lunch will take place on June 13th.