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The Rocks That Built Rochester

Monday, April 12th | 7:00pm-8:30pm | The Rocks That Built Rochester


It’s not an accident that 90% of the country’s cobblestone structures are located within 75 miles of Rochester: from cobblestones to picturesque cemeteries, and stately red sandstone civic buildings to old mills, our area’s unique architectural heritage is, in part, a reflection of its singular geological history. Ancient shallow seas and more recent Ice Age glaciers have supplied local architects with the palette of materials and landscapes they have used to give communities form over time, making buildings and public places an ongoing dialog between the natural and human worlds. In this class, students will eavesdrop on that dialog, linking some of the most treasured landmarks with their ancient geologic processes that made them possible, and that influence their preservation today.

This class is appropriate for ages 14+.

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links for Zoom classes will be sent 1 hour before the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.

About the teachers:
Instructors are Caitlin Meives, Tyler Lucero, and Christopher Brandt – members of the Young Urban Preservationists, an affiliate group of The Landmark Society of Western New York. The YUPs are an emerging generation of preservationists in the greater Rochester region dedicated to promoting inclusive, modern, and innovative preservation practices to help revitalize communities and our built environment. And they have fun doing it!

For details on our COVID-19 policies, class cancellation policy, parking, and more please visit our FAQs.