Thursday, September 8th | 6:00pm-8:00pm | Architecture in the Wild: Exploring the 19th Ward’s Architectural History

Join the Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs) in exploring Rochester’s architectural history in its natural setting! In this two hour outdoor class, students walk Rochester's largest and most diverse neighborhood, the 19th Ward, experiencing its broad expanse of early 20th Century architecture and early historic sites, like Rapids Cemetery. Students will also learn the names of important architectural styles, basic architectural terminology, and how to approximately date the buildings you see every day.

Please note: This class is an active walking tour and approximately 1.75 miles long. Please wear appropriate clothes for the weather and walking shoes. You are encouraged to bring your own personal water bottle to stay hydrated. 

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 will begin at the intersection of Genesee Street & Aldine Street on the lawn of Wilson High School.

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!

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