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 you out onto the streets to explore Rochester’s architectural history in its natural setting! In this 2-hour outdoor class, we’ll walk the South Wedge neighborhood, tracing the city’s architectural evolution from the early 19th through the early 20th century. We’ll learn the names of important architectural styles, some basic architectural terminology, and how to approximately date the buildings you see every day.
Please note: This class is an active walking tour! Please wear appropriate clothes for the weather and walking shoes.
Class location: 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.
About the teachers:
Caitlin Meives is a proud (and nerdy) preservationist who owns an early 20th century home in the Park Ave neighborhood. She is the Preservation Planner on staff at The Landmark Society of Western New York, a regional non-profit preservation organization and the co-founder of The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs). She received her Masters of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont. Follow along with her preservation adventures here.
Christopher Brandt is a native Rochesterian, avid local history buff, and obsessive owner of the Democrat and Chronicle Master Model Home of 1928. He is an architect at Bero Architecture PLLC who in his spare time serves as a member of the Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs), Town of Irondequoit Preservation Commission, Historic Brighton, and several Landmark Society volunteer committees. He received his Master of Architecture and certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Virginia. Follow his home repair adventures at www.myperfectlittlemoneypit.com.
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