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 the South Wedge neighborhood, tracing the city’s architectural evolution from the early 19th through the early 20th century. Students will also learn the names of important architectural styles, 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. 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+.
This class is a walking tour that starts on the west side of Mt. Hope Ave., across from Alexander St (aka Genesee Gateway Park). The tour will meet right by the road at the intersection. Click here for directions. Please park on Mt Hope or South Ave to avoid alternate side parking between 6-7pm.
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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