Trinity Church, Geneva

Sites included from Rochester, Geneva, Dansville, Hector and Seneca Falls

The Landmark Society of Western New York recently announced its 2019 Five to Revive – a list that identifies opportunities for targeted, strategic revitalization. The announcement was made at The Historic Parsells Church in Rochester.

The List includes:

  • Highland Reservoir and Cobbs Hill Reservoir in Rochester
  • 6 Madison Street in the Susan B Anthony Neighborhood in Rochester
  • King’s Daughters and Sons Building, Dansville
  • Hamlet of Childs, Orleans County
  • Adaptive Reuse of historic houses of worship – a thematic listing to shed light on people trying to adapt old churches to new uses. Four buildings were selected to represent theme. They are:

o   The Historic Parsells Church, 345 Parsells Ave, Rochester

o   Trinity Church, 520 S Main St, Geneva

o   Logan Community Center, Town of Hector, Schuyler County (intersection of County Route 4 and County Route 2).

o   Former Wesleyan Church, 140 Fall St, Seneca Falls.

This is the seventh year that The Landmark Society of Western New York is announcing the Five to Revive list to draw attention to key priorities for revitalization in western New York.  “Each year, these become priority projects for Landmark Society staff and programs as we work collaboratively with owners, municipal officials, and developers to facilitate investment and foster rehabilitation,” said Wayne Goodman, Executive Director.

“The Five to Revive initiative is proving to be very successful and continues to demonstrate that preservation and adaptive reuse are key strategies for revitalization in western New York,” said Tom Castelein, chair of The Landmark Society Five to Revive committee. “The ultimate goal is to return these important historic resources to places of prominence in their respective communities, as economic and social assets that spark even more investment and revitalization.”

Learn more about the Finger Lakes Five to Revive locations in the upcoming January/February 2020 issue of Life in the Finger Lakes magazine! Click here to subscribe.

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