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Wednesday, September 30th | 5:45pm-7:45pm | Architecture in the Wild: Exploring the South Wedge’s Architectural History

Wednesday, September 30th | 5:45pm-7:45pm | Architecture in the Wild: Exploring the South Wedge’s Architectural History


Love old buildings but don’t know a Queen Anne from a Dutch Colonial? The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs for short) are taking students out onto the streets to explore Rochester’s architectural history in its natural setting! In this 2-hour outdoor class, students will walk the South Wedge neighborhood, tracing the city’s architectural evolution from the early 19th through the early 20th century. Students will also learn the names of important architectural styles, some basic architectural terminology, and how to approximately date the buildings so often seen.

Please note: This class is an active walking tour! Please wear appropriate clothes for the weather and walking shoes. 

This class is a walking tour that starts on the west side of Mt. Hope Ave., across from Alexander St (aka Genesee Gateway Park). The tour will meet right by the road at the intersection. Click here for directions. Please park on Mt Hope or South Ave to avoid alternate side parking between 6:00pm-7:00pm.

About the teachers:
Caitlin Meives is the Preservation Planner on staff at The Landmark Society of Western New York, a regional not-for-profit historic preservation organization based in Rochester and serving a nine county area in western New York. Caitlin holds a M.S. in historic preservation from the University of Vermont. Prior to her employment at The Landmark Society in 2010, she served as the Survey Coordinator at the Kansas State Historic Preservation Office. As the Preservation Planner at The Landmark Society, Caitlin works directly with municipal officials, developers, neighborhood and community advocates, and property owners of all types to assist in the rehabilitation and revitalization of historic buildings, structures, landscapes, and communities. She also oversees the organization’s website and social media and is a founding member of The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs). 

Christopher Brandt is a native Rochesterian, local history buff, and obsessive owner of a time-capsule house built in 1928. He received his Masters in Architecture and Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Virginia and is an architect at Bero Architecture PLLC. In his spare time, he serves as the Advocacy and Education Chair of the Young Urban Preservationists, member of the Town of Irondequoit Preservation Commission, and blogs about his home restoration adventures at

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