The Landmark Society of Western New York’s bulletin announced: “The 2017 Statewide Preservation Conference returns to the city of Rochester, April 6-8th. Downtown Rochester is undergoing a profound transformation, fueled in large part by historic preservation. “In short, preservation will surround us at every turn”.
And now the rest of the story…
On a balmy September evening in 1937, Helen C. Ellwanger gathered her nearest and dearest friends and colleagues into the Ellwanger Estate carriage house and proceeded to form the Landmark Society of Western New York. This was part of an effort to save the deteriorated Greek Revival Campbell Whittlesey House on South Fitzhugh Street in the city. The Society went on to become an advocate for saving and restoring our area’s historic buildings. That was 80 years ago.
Her legacy continues here and now at her home: the Ellwanger Estate, which received the Landmark’s Historic Home Award in 2014. This award is given to owners of private residences for their continued care of and commitment to the preservation of an architecturally significant house over a minimum of seven years. So, In short, preservation does surround us at every turn. Perhaps you would like to take a turn, as a guest at the Ellwanger Estate B&B.