For the first time, The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists are taking their popular architecture walking tour Downtown to explore Rochester’s civic and commercial architecture. Love old buildings but don’t know a Richardsonian Romanesque from an Art Deco? This is the class for you! In this walking tour, students will observe Downtown’s buildings in their natural setting as they learn the names of important architectural styles; some basic architectural terminology; and how to approximately date the buildings we see every day.
Please note: This class is an active walking tour. Please wear appropriate clothes for the weather and walking shoes. 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, however this class is also great for beginners.
This class is appropriate for ages 18+.
This class is a walking tour that starts outside The Academy Building, where Founder’s Café is located at 13 S Fitzhugh St Rochester, NY 14614. Please be aware of alternate side parking regulations and plan sufficient time for parking and walking to the meeting spot.
About the teachers:
Instructors are Caitlin Meives, Tyler Lucero, and Christopher Brandt--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!
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