Wednesday, May 25th | 6:15pm-8:15pm | Architecture in the Wild: Exploring the South Wedge’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 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 you see every day.

Please note: This class is an active walking tour (approximately one mile on sidewalks and paved paths). Please wear appropriate clothes for the weather and walking shoes.

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 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 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.