November 6, 2012 Landmark Alerts

Celebrating 75 Years…with a Silent Auction!

In just a few short weeks, Landmark Society members will join staff and Trustees as we celebrate 75 years of service to Western New York at The Landmark Society’s 75th Anniversary Party & Annual Meeting. At this special member-only event, we’ll be celebrating our past successes, looking towards our future and, most importantly, we’ll have fun doing it! We’ve also put together some rare and wonderful opportunities available for purchase at a Silent Auction during the event. Highlights include: a Park Avenue Package, an East End Extravaganza Package, works by local artists, an English tea for six at the former Campbell-Whittlesey House Museum, and dinner for six at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Boynton House. Click here to see the complete list of Silent Auction offerings.

If you can’t make it to the 75th Party, reserve bids on Silent Auction items will be accepted in writing. Email Larry Francer:

Preservation projects honored

The Landmark Society’s 2012 Preservation Awards Ceremony was held this past weekend to honor the  individuals and organizations in our nine-county area who have made outstanding efforts in the preservation of their homes, historic properties, and landscapes. Preservation projects that were honored included the Hose 22 Firehouse & Grill in Charlotte, the Annex at the Mills Apartments in downtown Rochester, and the “Mama Bear” Municipal Building in the Village of Ovid. Each of these projects are important successes not just for saving a single building but also for the positive impacts they will have on the communities in which they are located–spurring additional investment, revitalization, and public interest. Visit the Success Stories page on our website to see the full listing of Award winners.

GIANT sculptures of canned food…

Stop by the Bausch & Lomb Wintergarden November 5-16th (bring along your own canned food donation, if you wish) and check out this year’s captivating canned creations at canstruction® Rochester. Our very own Wayne Goodman will be helping judge the entries. Canstruction® is an international charity competition where architects, engineers, contractors and students compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. Rochester is joined by 100 cities across North America who will hold Canstruction® Competitions in the coming year. Highlighting the creativity and compassion of top architectural and engineering firms, these astounding structures are helping to change the world – by lifting the spirits of those in need, by raising public awareness, and most importantly, by collecting millions of pounds of food for local food banks.

New signs in Rochester’s Olmsted parks

If you’ve visited any of Rochester’s Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks recently, you may have noticed a few new additions. The City of Rochester recently completed a project that added new interpretive and wayfinding signs to Highland Park, Genesee Valley Park, Seneca Park, and Maplewood Park. A number of years in the making, the signs were funded, in part, by grants from the federal Preserve America program and the Rochester Area Community Foundation. The Landmark Society worked with the City of Rochester and Monroe County to secure the funding back in 2006. Click here to see more photos.