The Landmark Society’s 2012 Preservation Awards will be presented this year at a special event on Sunday, November 4 at 3:00 p.m. in Rochester’s historic City Hall, the spectacular Richardsonian Romanesque landmark located downtown at 30 Church Street. The Awards are given each year to individuals and organizations in our nine-county area who have made outstanding efforts in the preservation of their homes, historic properties, and landscapes. In anticipation of this week’s Awards Ceremony, over the next few days we’ll be featuring some of this year’s award winners.
A Special Citation provides recognition for projects that do not fit into other categories or recognizes outstanding individual or group accomplishments in the field of historic preservation.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Brayer
Author, historian, and preservation advocate, Betsy Brayer has been researching and writing about the architecture and history of the greater Rochester area since the 1960s. For many years a staff writer for the “Brighton-Pittsford Post” newspaper, her many columns in that publication brought the work of local architects to the attention of a wider audience, who, in turn, gained a greater appreciation for our region’s historic architecture. Extensive research about the construction of the Eastman House led to her authorship of a highly regarded biography of George Eastman. She was the principal researcher for the Landmark Society’s exhibit and catalogue on the careers of father-son architects, Andrew J. and J. Foster Warner, as well as a long-time member of the Town of Brighton Preservation Commission.
Visit our Success Stories page to see all of the 2012 Preservation Award winners.