Love old buildings but don’t know a Queen Anne from a Dutch Colonial? The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs for short) will take you out onto the streets to explore Rochester’s architectural history in its natural setting. In this two-hour outdoor class, we’ll walk Main Street and the Susan B. Anthony neighborhood and learn the names of important architectural styles, basic architectural terminology, and how to approximately date the buildings you see every day.
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.)
Please note: This class is an active walking tour (approximately two miles on sidewalks and paved paths). Please wear appropriate clothes for the weather and walking shoes.
This class is appropriate for ages 14+. Anyone under the age of 18 must attend with a parent or guardian. Please purchase one ticket per person attending.
Location: This class is a walking tour that starts in Susan B. Anthony Square (also known as Madison Park). Please meet in center of the Square, by the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony sculpture, “Let’s Have Tea.” Click here for directions. 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 (seating, 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.