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2012 Preservation Conference

April 21, 2012

Capitalizing on Your Community Character–
It’s About NOW.

2012 Preservation Conference
Presented by The Landmark Society of Western New York

UPDATE: Online registration has now closed but we welcome day-of registration on-site at the Conference. Doors open at 8 AM.

We are excited to announce that The Landmark Society’s 26th Annual Preservation Conference will take place on Saturday, April 21 at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. CRCDS is located in the Highland Park neighborhood in the City of Rochester.


Revitalize your city, town, neighborhood or your own property!
Discover what others have achieved!


UPDATE: Online registration has now closed but we welcome day-of registration on-site at the Conference. Doors open at 8 AM.

Online registration is the preferred registration method (see Eventbrite ticketing above). Paper registrations are available upon request. Call-in registration also available. Please call (585) 546-7029 x11 for paper or call-in registration.

Note: Lunch is included in the registration fee.

Conference Details

>>Click here for a schedule and list of Conference sessions and speakers.

  • Track A – For city of Rochester residents, business owners, neighborhood and community organizations, and anyone interested in urban revitalization and preservation strategies.
    • Sessions: Neighborhood Vision Planning, the Homeowners Historic Tax Credit Program, City Neighborhood Success Stories, and Land Banks.
  • Track B – For registrants from suburban, rural, and/or village communities.
    • Sessions: Vision Planning in Smaller/Rural Communities, Case Study: Cheshire Community Action Team & the Cheshire Meeting Hall, Smart Growth.
  • Track C – Cultural Landscapes. This track is designed for preservation advocates from all types of communities,including residents, elected officials, planners, and professional landscape architects.
    • Sessions: Documenting Cultural Landscapes, Genesee Land Trust, Cemetery Planning, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

Post-Conference Special Events

After the conclusion of sessions in the afternoon, Conference registrants are invited to attend two special events in the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Highland Park. Both events are free of charge, thanks to our generous sponsors.

Walking Tour of Highland Park
3:45-5:15 p.m.
The tour will be begin at the Pinetum Drive entrance to Highland Park, opposite the Colgate Rochester driveway, and will highlight the original 1890 F.L. Olmsted design and proceed to the 1908 park addition designed by John C. Olmsted and Frederick L. Olmsted, Jr.
Sponsored by the Highland Park Conservancy and the Highland Park Neighborhood Association.

Informal Reception at Lamberton Conservatory
5:30 p.m.
Lamberton Conservatory, Highland Park, Reservoir Drive.
Sponsored by the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Monroe County Department of Parks.


We encourage any Conference attendees who are traveling from outside Rochester to consider a stay at the incomparable historic Ellwanger Estate (adjacent to The Landmark Society’s Ellwanger Garden).


April 21, 2012
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Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
1100 South Goodman
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Landmark Society Ticketing
(585) 546-7029 x11
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