Architecture in the Wild: Exploring Corn Hill’s Architectural History (YUP Brainery Class)
August 9 @ 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
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 streets of Rochester’s oldest residential neighborhood, Corn Hill, tracing the evolution of the neighborhood from Rochester’s earliest days up to the population boom of 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.
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!