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Inside Downtown Tour Visits St. Paul Quarter

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This year The Landmark Society’s Fall Inside Downtown Tour will focus on Rochester’s former garment district, the St. Paul Quarter. A few spectacular stops outside of the traditional Quarter boundaries, within walking distance, will also be included on the tour. The tour will take place Friday, September 30 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM and Saturday, October 1, from 11 AM to 4 PM.

In the early 1800s, St. Paul Street was lined with single-family homes. By the late 19th century it was an industrial neighborhood, with factory buildings and offices for garment and shoe manufacturers, as well as other trades. The garment industry was one of the biggest employers in Rochester, and by the 1890s we were the fourth largest manufacturer of men’s clothing in the country.

Wide arched windows to admit natural light onto the factory floor now provide residents unparalleled views day and night.
Wide arched windows to admit natural light onto the factory floor now provide residents unparalleled views day and night.

Today, the features constructed for practical factory needs are appreciated in a whole new way. Wide arched windows to admit natural light onto the factory floor now provide residents unparalleled views day and night. Interior cast iron support columns give unique architectural accents to apartments. Brick walls left unpainted in the work rooms are now valued for their rich patina in the living rooms. You’ll have the chance to judge for yourself, as generous tenants open their doors to you.

More information on tour sites can be found on the Inside Downtown Tour webpage. And you can view even more in this year’s tour guide, which will be available as an insert in City Newspaper and at tour headquarters.

Check out the great kitchen spaces in some of the stops on this year's Inside Downtown Tour.
Check out the great kitchen spaces in some of the stops on this year’s Inside Downtown Tour.

TOUR & TICKET DETAILS
Your tour ticket will be good both Friday evening and Saturday during the day. You may visit each tour stop one time, in any order that you desire.

Inside Downtown Tour Tickets are available online at www.landmarksociety.org and will be at Parkleigh by September 10th.

Advance tickets (must be purchased by Thursday, Sept. 29):

  • $20 for Landmark members (purchased directly through The Landmark Society only)
  • $26 for non-members (purchased through Landmark or at Parkleigh)
  • See Tour webpage for special new member promotion.
  • Tickets may be purchased at The Landmark Society online or by phone at (585)546-7029 x11.

If available, tickets can be purchased at Tour Headquarters on Friday (after 5 PM) and Saturday (after 10:30 AM) for $30.

Inside DowntownTour Headquarters:
Salem United Church of Christ at 60 Bittner Street. A tour stop in its own right, this 1874 Romanesque Revival church has a magnificent sanctuary, with exceptional stained glass, decorative plaster and more.

Tour Parking: Available on street, in parking garage adjacent to the Sibley’s complex, and in the Cook Iron Store lot on Andrews near St. Paul.

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  1. Hi, I’ve spent 10 minutes trying to find the online purchase link for tickets to the Inside Downtown Tour. Clicking on the tour just leads to information on the tour; clicking on the shopping cart just leads to physical items to purchase. I probably will just go to Parkleigh tomorrow, but I thought I should mention this. Perhaps I’m just missing the obvious, but I am surprised that a Buy DT tickets here button doesn’t pop up at once.

    • Hi John, sorry for the trouble! If you click on the Inside Downtown Tour link above or go to https://www.landmarksociety.org/insidedowntowntour, you should see the ticketing options at the top and bottom of the page. There are 2 dropdown menus (ticket price and how to receive your tickets) as well as an “Add to Cart” button. If those aren’t appearing, perhaps it is due to a setting in your web browser. Please let us know if you continue to have trouble. Thank you!

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