The Landmark Society’s 2013 Preservation Awards will be presented this year at a special event on Sunday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m. in Rochester’s historic City Hall, the spectacular Richardsonian Romanesque landmark located downtown at 30 Church Street. The Awards are given each year to individuals and organizations in our nine-county area who have made outstanding efforts in the preservation of their homes, historic properties, and landscapes. In anticipation of the upcoming Awards Ceremony we will be featuring some of this year’s award winners.
A Special Citation provides recognition for projects that do not fit into other categories or recognizes outstanding individual or group accomplishments in the field of historic preservation.
B. Thomas Golisano Hope Lodge Hospitality House
Colgate Rochester Divinity School campus
1000 S. Goodman Street, city of Rochester
We honor the American Cancer Society for its creative rehabilitation of a vacant, 1930s dormitory complex for their new and expanded facility devoted to respite, comfort and healing for critically ill people and their caregivers. It is located on the dramatic campus of the Colgate Rochester Divinity School, a major work by noted American architect James Gamble Rogers.
In recent years, changing programs at the theological seminary required less space than in former decades. Trevor and Eaton Halls, adjacent dormitories, now vacant, offered an exceptional opportunity to re-design their interiors for the needs of the American Cancer Society and its programs, which had outgrown their former facility.
Working with Bergmann Associates, architects, engineers and planners and LeChase Construction, the remarkable transformation from cramped and out-dated dormitories to a full-service, accessible, and welcoming hospitality center in a serene and peaceful environment was completed.
The new Hope Lodge provides free lodging and support for out-of-town patients who are being treated at area medical centers, providing them and their caregivers a temporary home during extended medical treatments.
Visit our Success Stories page for other 2013 winner previews and to see last year’s winners! Check back tomorrow for our last 2013 preview and please join us this Sunday, 11/10 at 3PM for the Awards Ceremony.