Preservation Grant Fund Recipients


In the latest round of funding, our Preservation Grant Fund Committee awarded grants to several exciting and important projects:

Hillcrest Estate, Town of York, Livingston County

$2,000 towards preliminary
architectural services that
will lay the groundwork for
the sensitive rehabilitation
of this country place estate
into an event venue

Finger Lakes Regional Land Bank Corporation

$2,750 towards a feasibility
study that will guide the
rehabilitation of the vacant
and deteriorated Judge J.K.
Richardson House in the
Village of Waterloo

Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services, Driving Park Hotel, Rochester

$1,750 towards architectural
services to plan for the
rehabilitation of the vacant
former Driving Park
Hotel in the Maplewood
neighborhood of Rochester

Launched in September, 2012, The Landmark Society’s Preservation Grant Fund program offers funds for preliminary design and planning studies to help make positive improvements to at-risk buildings. The program was initially funded through a bequest from Elizabeth (Libby) Stewart. Libby was a longtime Landmark Society staff member who was dedicated to the revitalization of neighborhoods and historic structures.

The Preservation Grant Fund provides initial “start up” funding to assist in saving historic resources and will not pay for any “bricks and mortar” work. Only pre-construction services are eligible for funding. Specific use of funds is flexible. Examples of eligible projects include: code compliance studies, construction estimates, visual project renderings, measured drawings, and cost comparisons.

Contact Caitlin Meives at to determine if your project is eligible for this program. 


Preservation Grant Fund Recipients