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December 15, 2019
Landmark Society's Young Urban Preservationists & Roc City Rotary Invite Community to "Tavern Takeover" Event at Stone-Tolan
December 15, 2019
Landmark Society Holds Public Meeting to Explain Benefits of Park Avenue Neighborhood Becoming a Historic District: Announces Walking Tour
July 5, 2019
Landmark Society Hosts Free Concerts at St. Joseph's Park
May 11, 2019
Landmark Society Presents Findings of Historic Resources Survey of Northwest Rochester
May 2, 2019
Landmark Society 2019 House & Garden Tour: A Destination Tour
April 25, 2019
Landmark Society Joins Village of Holley Citizens in Effort to Preserve Odd Fellows Building
March 11, 2019
Landmark Society and Colleagues Host 2019 Preservation Conference: Emphasis on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Preservation
February 4, 2019
Landmark Society and Preservation League Fight to Save Huntington Building in Seneca Falls from Demolition
August 9, 2018
Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists Invite Community to “Tavern Takeover” Event at Stone-Tolan
July 1, 2018
Shake on the Lake Performs Richard III at St. Joseph’s Park in their Summer Tour Debut in the City of Rochester (
June 15, 2018
Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists Invite Community to “Tavern Takeover” Event at Stone-Tolan
June 14, 2018
Preservation Groups & Geneva City Council Request Alternatives to Demolition of Parr-ott Hall, Historic Geneva Building
May 17, 2018
Landmark Society 2018 House & Garden Tour – Between the Avenues: Distinctive Homes and Sites Between Park & East Avenues
May 14, 2018
Landmark Society & Cobblestone Museum Offer Intensive Training for Restoration and Repair of Historic Wood Windows
May 10, 2018
Ellwanger Garden – Rochester’s “Secret Garden” Open to Public Weekends during Lilac Festival
April 10, 2018
Mitch Rowe Named Preservation Services Coordinator for The Landmark Society of Western New York
January 23, 2018
PUSH Physical Theater, Ying Quartet, and Local Tenor to Perform at Hochstein to Benefit Programs of The Landmark Society
October 18, 2017
Landmark Society Announces 2017 Five to Revive: List Features Preservation Priorities in Western NY
September 27, 2017
Landmark Society Spearheads Plan for Park Avenue Neighborhood to Become Historic District
September 21, 2017
Landmark Society 2017 Inside Downtown Tour Featuring Rochester’s Midtown Set for October 6-7
June 29, 2017
Landmark Society Announces Food Truck Event at St. Joseph’s Park in Rochester
June 15, 2017
Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists Host Rochester Rust Belt Takeover
May 8, 2017
Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists Invite Public to Brooms & Beers Annual Clean-up at St. Joseph’s Park
May 4, 2017
Ellwanger Garden Celebrates 150 Years, Open to Public Weekends During Lilac Festival
November 3, 2016
Landmark Society Announces 2016 Preservation Awards
October 19, 2016
Landmark Society Announces 2016 Five to Revive List (
August 17, 2016
Landmark Society Conducting Historic Resources Survey of Southeast Rochester
July 25, 2016
Landmark Society Announces LGBT Landmarks Survey Initiative: Community Meeting Planned for August 16
May 27, 2016
Landmark Society 2016 House & Garden Tour: East Avenue, East Boulevard and the Environs
May 23, 2016
Landmark Society Holds Annual Opening of Gates at St. Joseph’s Park in Rochester
April 28, 2016
Ellwanger Garden Open to Public Weekends During Lilac Festival
March 22, 2016
Landmark Society Annual April Fools Event Combines History and Fun at the Stone-Tolan House
January 21, 2016
Meet Rochester’s African-American Ancestors at The Landmark Society’s “Walk the Walk”
November 10, 2015
Landmark Society Announces 2015 Preservation Awards
October 26, 2015
Landmark Society Announces 2015 Five to Revive: Preservation Priorities in Western NY
October 5, 2015
Landmark Society Hosts Annual Nighttime Guided Tour: Meet Rochester’s Most Famous Spirits on Ghost Walk 2015
September 23, 2015
Landmark Society 2015 Inside Downtown Tour Set for Oct 2-3, Features Washington Square and More!
August 6, 2015
The Landmark Society Presents New Moon Flashlight Tours at Stone-Tolan House
July 10, 2015
Preservation League, Landmark Society Co-Host Bash on the Bridges: Genesee Valley Park
June 23, 2015
Bikes, Beers & Buildings: Second Annual Rochester Bike Scavenger Hunt Presented by the Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists
June 3, 2015
Peony and Rose Weekend at Ellwanger Garden: Public Welcome to View 80 Kinds of Perennials
May 10, 2015
Landmark Society House & Garden Tour: Living on the Hilltops: Highland Heights and Highland Avenue East
May 2, 2015
Ellwanger Garden Open to Public Select Days During Lilac Festival
April 22, 2015
Olmstead Birthday Bash on the Bridge Set for Sunday, April 26
March 24, 2015
Landmark Society and Colleagues Host 2015 New York Statewide Preservation Conference “The Art of Preservation: Painting your Community’s Future”
March 22, 2015
The Landmark Society Presents “April Fools Tour at the Stone-Tolan House Historic Site”
January 21, 2015
The Landmark Society Presents “Walk the Walk Encounters with Rochester’s African-American Ancestors”
January 15, 2015
The Landmark Society Awards Grants to Fund Improvement Initiatives For Historic Buildings and Resources
November 18, 2014
The Landmark Society Presents “The Art of Preservation” Celebration at the Memorial Art Gallery Features Art, Music and Dance
November 10, 2014
The Landmark Society Announces 2014 Preservation Awards
July 23, 2014
Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists Invite Public to Ceremonial Opening of Gates at St. Joseph’s Park in Rochester
July 3, 2014
Cocktails and Carburetors: A Celebration of the Automobile Presented by The Landmark Society of Western New York
June 26, 2014
Bikes, Beer & Buildings: A Rochester Bike Scavenger Hunt Presented by The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists
May 13, 2014
The Landmark Society Presents Full Moon Flashlight Tours at Stone Tolan House
May 13, 2014
Peony Weekend at Ellwanger Garden: Public Welcome to View 80 Kinds of Perennials
May 7, 2014
Landmark Society House & Garden Tour: Welcomes You to Mt. Hope – Highland Historic Neighborhood
May 5, 2014
Ellwanger Garden Open to the Public During Lilac Festival, Special Events Set for Twilight Hours
April 30, 2014
Young Urban Preservationists of The Landmark Society Launch WHERE THE #&@% AM I?™ Historic Pub/Bar Coaster Project
April 1, 2014
Landmark Society and Colleagues Host 2014 New York Statewide Preservation Conference “Fill in the Blank: Defining Preservation”
March 27, 2014
Landmark Society Hosts Community Luncheon “Bulldoze Your Way to Revitalization? The Role of Historic Preservation in Rightsizing”
February 26, 2014
Preservation League Names Olmsted Bridges of Genesee Valley Park to Seven to Save endangered list for 2014-15
January 27, 2014
Grants Awarded to 19th Ward and Landmark Society of Western New York Will Help in Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts
January 23, 2014
The Landmark Society Presents “Walk The Walk: Encounters with Rochester’s African American Ancestors.”
January 10, 2014
Landmark Society Announces 2014 Officer Slate and New Trustees
November 5, 2013
The Landmark Society 75th Anniversary Celebration Continues with 2013 Preservation Awards
October 31, 2013
“A Moment in Time: The Rehabilitation of Rochester’s Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Boynton House” Presentation Set for November 14
October 10, 2013
Ghost Walk 2013: A 20-year Rochester Tradition Features Spirits of Rochester’s All True Gory Stories
October 10, 2013
Heirloom Apple Picking Days at Stone-Tolan House Historic Site
September 12, 2013
Landmark Society 2013 Inside Downtown Tour Set for October 4-5 Features Bridge Square Historic District–Plus!
August 14, 2013
Landmark Society African-American Landmarks Initiative Seeks Input from Community
March 4, 2013
The Landmark Society Awards Third Round of Grants to Fund Improvement Initiatives For Historic Buildings and Resources: Grants earmarked for buildings in Victor, Lima and Town of Burns
January 10, 2013
The Landmark Society Presents “Walk The Walk: Encounters with Rochester’s African American Ancestors.”
January 7, 2013
Landmark Society Partners with Rochester Education Foundation To Donate 200 Books about New York History to World of Inquiry School No. 58
December 12, 2012
The Landmark Society Awards Grants to Fund Improvement Initiatives For Historic Buildings and Resources: Grants earmarked for vacant Main Street Church and U.S. Customs House
December 11, 2012
‘TIS THE SEASON OF GIVING: Ted Collins Tree & Landscape to help reopen historic Saint Joseph’s Park
October 17, 2012
Landmark Society Preservation Grant Program will Fund Improvements To Historic Buildings and Resources
October 9, 2012
Larry Francer Joins The Landmark Society as Associate Director of Preservation
October 5, 2012
Ghost Walk 2012 Features Spirits of Rochester’s Frightening Past
September 17, 2012
Landmark Society Partners with NeighborWorks Rochester To Assist Homeowners in Preservation Districts
May 28, 2012
Landmark Society House & Garden Tour Highlights Brighton Neighborhood–A Tour of Surprises
May 9, 2012
RocCity Design Week Celebrates Rochester’s Visionary Talent
March 27, 2012
2012 Preservation Conference Offers Revitalization Info for City, Suburb, & Rural Dwellers
March 14, 2012
April Fools’ Day Tour at Stone-Tolan: Hunt to Find What’s Out of Place at this Historic Site
January 24, 2012
Clarendon Stone Store to be Sold for $1.00 To Buyer Who Presents Best Plan
January 12, 2012
Walk The Walk: Encounters with Rochester’s African American Ancestors – Free Performances During Black History Month
November 21, 2011
The Landmark Society Kicks off 75th Anniversary Celebration at 2011 Annual Meeting: Preservation Awards Announced
October 11, 2011
Ghost Walk 2011 Features Rochester’s Goriest True Tales