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 students out onto the streets to explore Rochester’s architectural history in its natural setting! In this 2-hour outdoor class, students will walk the streets of the Maplewood neighborhood, examining the magnificent architecture of the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Seneca Parkway. Students will also learn the names of important architectural styles, some basic architectural terminology, and how to approximately date the buildings so often seen.Please note: This class is an active walking tour! Please wear appropriate clothes for the weather and walking shoes.
This class is a walking tour that starts 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.About the teachers
The 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!
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