May 22, 2012 Landmark Alerts

House & Garden Tour tickets on sale now!

If you haven’t already, now is the time to purchase your tickets for this year’s spectacular House & Garden Tour. This year we’re bringing you inside unique and elegant homes on Grosvenor Road, Pelham Road, Council Rock Avenue and Highland Avenue. Each home offers its own special surprises, sure to delight!

Tickets can be purchased at our website, by phone (585.546.7029 x11), or in person at Parkleigh (215 Park Ave.). Discounted member tickets are available through The Landmark Society only. Click here to purchase your tickets now!

Sat. & Sun., June 9 & 10 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Tickets $22 in advance ($18 for members, discounted rate only available through The Landmark Society)

Stop by and smell the peonies

Peony in Ellwanger GardenThe peonies at Ellwanger Garden are getting ready to burst into an explosion of color. Stop by the Garden during Peony Weekend, June 2 & 3 and experience the incredible variety of peonies for yourself. Click here for the complete Calendar listing.

Sat. & Sun., June 2 & 3 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 625 Mt. Hope Ave. | Suggested donation $5

Preservation Roundup

City Newspaper: A Rochester gem gets a beautiful polish | A great article (with gorgeous images) about the restoration of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Boynton House in Rochester.

City Newspaper: Landmark Society’s Goodman talks about Cataract fight | The Landmark Society’s Wayne Goodman discusses the Cataract brewery building and the importance of preservation in economic revitalization.

Democrat & Chronicle: Open houses celebrate ‘Sacred Sites,’ offer window into history | This past weekend, area houses of worship (including Christ Church, St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and Parsells Avenue Community Church) held open houses to celebrate the NY Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites grant program.

First annual RocCity Design Week celebrates the City’s design talent: In collaboration with AIA Rochester, TEDxRochester, Emerging Rochester Architects, Rochester Regional Community Design Center, American Planning Association Upstate NY Chapter, and ASLA NY Upstate Chapter, The Landmark Society held a series of events last week to celebrate the designed buildings, streets, parks, and art that make up our city. RocCity Design Week proved to be a great opportunity to experience the city, meet new people, and find inspiration.

photo: Bruno Chalifour