October 9, 2012 Landmark Alerts

Ghost Walk 2012: One weekend only!

Tickets are now available for Ghost Walk 2012. The Landmark Society Ghost Walk brings to “life” stories that could be ripped from today’s headlines – but were witnessed by past generations.  And it is our special talent to bring back those Rochesterians – to call them from their eternal rest – to share their experiences. You’ll meet these “ghosts of Rochester’s past” as you indulge in a rapidly dwindling hobby – an evening stroll through a beautiful historic neighborhood.

Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Ave. | Advance Tickets: $17, $12 (members) | Purchase tickets here

Rehab Loans for Rochester Preservation Districts

We recently announced a new and exciting partnership with NeighborWorks® Rochester: together we are offering Preservation Rehab Loans to homeowners in City of Rochester Preservation Districts. Landmark Society staff will provide construction management services, including guiding homeowners through the Preservation District Certificate of Appropriateness process. The loans will be offered through NeighborWorks® Rochester.

Orientations for this new program will be held Tuesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 18. Both will begin at 6:30 p.m. at NeighborWorks® Rochester, 570 South Ave.

RSVP: Please contact Johanna at NeighborWorks® Rochester at 325-4170

Corn Hill Holiday Tour tickets on sale

The Corn Hill Neighbors Association will hold its 27th annual Corn Hill Holiday Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 1, 2012. The eight featured houses include: a gracious Eastlake Victorian home on tour for the first time, several historic Italianate Villa residences, a magnificent Greek Revival mansion/former museum, a 19th century Carriage House with a fascinating past, as well as two elegant, contemporary townhouses—all festively decorated for the holidays. The landmark Immaculate Conception Church on Lunsford Circle will serve as the gathering place and the Hervey Ely mansion at Livingston Park will host refreshments and carolers. Ticket prices for the 9 a. m. and 12 noon tours remain at $22 and the ticket for the enhanced 4 p.m. Candlelight Tour (which includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, hot wassail and live entertainment) is $28. Purchase your tickets through the Corn Hill Neighbors Association online at the CHNA website or by calling CHNA at 262-3142.

Discover Ogden & Spencerport: 200 Years of Historic Architecture

The Landmark Society’s Cynthia Howk will lead another installment in the 200 Years of Historic Architecture lecture series on Monday, October 29, 7 p.m. at the Ogden Farmer’s Library, 269 Ogden Center Rd. The event is free and open to the public. View the Event listing on our website.