Saturday, October 14th | 10:30AM-12:30PM | Architecture in the Wild: Exploring Downtown's West Side

Love old buildings but don’t know a Queen Anne from a Dutch Colonial? The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs) will take you out onto the streets to explore Rochester’s architectural history in its natural setting! During this 2-hour outdoor class, walk the west side of downtown and learn about the architectural styles of Rochester's civic and commercial buildings, including basic architectural terminology and how to approximately date the buildings.

Please note: This class is an active walking tour (approximately 1.5 to 2 miles on sidewalks and paved paths). Please wear appropriate clothes for the weather and walking shoes. If you’ve attended the Crash Course in American Architectural History classes, this is a great opportunity to put your new knowledge to the test out in the field; however, this class is also great for beginners.

This class is appropriate for ages 14+. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please purchase one ticket for each person attending.

This walking tour will meet outside of Founder's Cafe / Academy Building Lofts at 13 S Fitzhugh St, Rochester, NY 14614.

If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (vision access, etc).

About the teachers:
Instructors are 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 we have fun doing it!

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