Wednesday, August 23rd | 6:00PM-8:00PM | Architecture in the Wild: Exploring the Inner Loop Leftovers

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 you out onto the streets to explore Rochester’s architectural history in its natural setting. In this 2-hour outdoor class, we’ll walk some of the streets around the southeast section of the Inner Loop that were spared from demolition. You'll learn the names of 19th and 20th century architectural styles; some basic architectural terminology; and how to approximately date the buildings you see every day. Don't let the title of this class fool you--there are lots of hidden gems amongst these Urban Renewal "leftovers."

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! 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 class is a walking tour that starts the corner of S. Union St. and Chapman Alley. Please be aware of alternate side parking regulations and plan sufficient time for parking and walking to the meeting spot.

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.