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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.
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.
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.