May 23, 2013 Landmark Alerts

Five to Revive list announced

Pulaski Library [photo courtesy Richard Margolis]
Pulaski Library [photo courtesy Richard Margolis]
Last week, we announced our first annual Five to Revive–a list of five historic sites throughout Western New York that are in need of targeted revitalization. The Five to Revive list will call attention to these properties, which will become priority projects for Landmark Society staff. We will work collaboratively with owners, municipal officials, and developers to facilitate investment and foster rehabilitation so that these structures can again play an active role in their communities. Click here to see photos of the 2013 Five to Revive.

House & Garden Tour comes to Park Avenue


A quiet residential retreat – yet steps from one of the most exciting areas in Rochester. That’s the treat in store for tour-goers at this year’s House and Garden Tour, in a neighborhood to the south of Park Avenue. Homeowners on the beautiful Westminster Road, the charming Canterbury Road, and other streets in the area are opening their homes for you. There will be 10 private homes to tour, as well as an architecturally significant school. Most have not been open for a tour in 20 years – and two of them have never been open to the general public.

>>Click here to purchase your tickets now.

June 8 and 9 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | $18/members, $22 non-members | Purchased tickets can be picked up or mailed for an additional charge. | Non-member tickets can also be purchased in person at Parkleigh, 215 Park Ave.

Healthy Neighborhoods public forums

This week, we partnered with the Park-Meigs Neighborhood Association to hold the first installment in our Healthy Neighborhoods public forum series. Developers, real estate experts, neighborhood residents, and others discussed the pros and cons of new development in preservation districts. We’ll be partnering with other neighborhood and community organizations throughout the year to hold forums on a variety of preservation-related topics. Drop us a line if your organization is interested in partnering with The Landmark Society to host a discussion or if you have a hot topic you’d like to see discussed. Contact Associate Director of Preservation, Larry Francer.