This two session class will provide a detailed introduction to resources, research methods, and tricks of the trade necessary for uncovering the stories, people, and even sometimes, drawings for your old house.
Please note: This is a two-part class, and students will need to be available on Monday, February 19th, and Monday, February 26th, from 6:00pm-7:30pm.
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.
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 (seating, vision access, etc).
Class ticket purchases are non-refundable for any reason, however a credit or transfer may be granted if requested 7+ days prior to your scheduled class. For more information on our policies, please visit our FAQ.
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Meet the Teacher
Christopher Brandt is a preservation architect at Bero Architecture, specializing in researching local history in addition to designing renovations and restorations of historic buildings. His research and writing has focused on the life and careers of several local architects of the past. When not co-teaching classes with the Young Urban Preservationists, Chris is restoring and researching the history of the time capsule 1920s home he shares with his wife.
One of Rochester’s most distinctive buildings, Warner Castle is located in Highland Park. Built in 1854, the residence was modeled after a Scottish castle. Today the Castle is the home of The Landmark Society of Western New York and offers a strategic opportunity for the sensitive redevelopment and re-use of a unique property located in the city’s oldest park.