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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 the South Wedge neighborhood, tracing the city’s architectural evolution from the early 19th through the early 20th century. We’ll learn the names of important architectural styles, some basic architectural terminology, and how to approximately date the buildings you see every day.
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 at Genesee Gateway Park, located at 151 Mt. Hope Ave, Rochester NY 14620. The tour will meet right by the road at the intersection, on the west side of Mt. Hope Ave across from Alexander St.
About the teachers:
Caitlin Meives is a proud (and nerdy) preservationist who owns an early 20th century home in the Park Ave neighborhood. She is the Preservation Planner on staff at The Landmark Society of Western New York, a regional non-profit preservation organization and the co-founder of The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs). She received her Masters of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont. Follow along with her preservation adventures @catameives.
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 www.myperfectlittlemoneypit.com.
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