May 21, 2014 Landmark Alerts

House & Garden Tour Preview


At this year’s House & Garden Tour in the Mount Hope & Highland neighborhood, we’ll be showcasing a wide range of architectural gems–from Craftsman bungalow to Italian Villa. So we wanted to whet your appetite and preview a few of the houses. Take a look at this week’s preview–an Arts and Crafts style bungalow with a surprise on the inside!

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 back by popular demand


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.

Peony Weekend at Ellwanger Garden


Gardens are never the same – they change from week to week or even day to day. That’s why we offer lots of chances to visit the historically gorgeous Ellwanger Garden. Peony Weekend is the perfect example.  Saturday and Sunday May 31 and June 1st you’ll be welcome to view the garden at its most colorful. Many different varieties of peony, including herbaceous and woody stemmed, illuminate the garden in a riot of color.  Of course we all know how Mother Nature can be a bit tricky with her timing.  No matter if the peonies are early, late, or right on time – there will be incredible blooms to enjoy at the garden as a succession of perennials take their turn.

May 31 & June 1 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Suggested donation $5 | 625 Mt. Hope Ave. | Parking available on nearby McLean St. (follow parking signs)