The Landmark Society’s 2012 Preservation Awards will be presented this year at a special event on Sunday, November 4 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 this week’s Awards Ceremony, over the next few days we’ll 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.
Fran Cosentino and Jane Parker
Edward E. Boynton House, Rochester
We honor Fran Cosentino and Jane Parker, owners of the Edward Boynton House at 16 East Boulevard, in the city of Rochester, for the major restoration of this Frank Lloyd Wright designed residence. The only Wright-designed building in the greater Rochester area, the house was constructed in 1908 for Rochester businessman Edward Boynton and has remained a private residence throughout its 112-year history. It is also one of the few privately owned Wright houses to retain most of its original furnishings, created by Wright and still used by successive owners. Over the past two years, working with Bero Architecture, PLLC and a team of talented craftsman, the owners have completed a challenging and remarkable restoration of this historic residence, revitalizing a signature landmark for its next 100 years.