Thursday, June 23rd | 6:15pm-8:15pm | Architecture in the Wild: Exploring Corn Hill’s Architectural History

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 streets of Rochester’s oldest residential neighborhood, Corn Hill, tracing the evolution of the neighborhood from Rochester’s earliest days up to the population boom of 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 (approximately 1-2 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.

This class is a walking tour that starts the corner of Troup Street and S Fitzhugh Street. Please be aware of alternate side parking regulations and plan sufficient time for parking and walking to the meeting spot.

If you need a sign language interpreter, 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.