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Architecture in the Wild: Exploring Maplewood’s Seneca Parkway

Thursday, September 9th | 6:00pm-8:00pm | Architecture in the Wild: Exploring Maplewood’s Seneca Parkway


Love old buildings but don’t know a Queen Anne from a Dutch Colonial? In this class, the Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs) take students out to explore Rochester’s architectural history in its natural setting. During this two-hour walking tour, walk the streets of the Maplewood neighborhood, examining the magnificent architecture of the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Seneca Parkway. As you traverse one of Rochester’s most impressive streets, 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! Please wear appropriate clothes for the weather and walking shoes.

This class is appropriate for ages 14+.

This class is a walking tour that starts and ends at the corner of Magee Ave and Lake Ave. Please be aware of alternate side parking regulations and plan sufficient time for parking and walking to the meeting spot. There is not alternate side parking on Seneca Pkwy and it is advised to park along this street.

If you would like to request 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:
Caitlin Meives, Tyler Lucero, and Christopher Brandt 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 they have fun doing it!

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