Wednesday, October 12th | 5:30pm-7:30pm | Architecture in the Wild: Exploring Downtown's Architectural History

For the first time, The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists are taking their popular walking tour downtown to explore Rochester’s civic and commercial architecture. Participants will observe downtown buildings in their natural setting as they learn the names of important architectural styles, basic architectural terminology, and how to approximately date the buildings we see every day.

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. 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 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 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.


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.