Landmark Society Announces Sacred Sites Tour

Annunciation Greek Orthodox church in Rochester

The Landmark Society of Western New York is offering a rare opportunity to explore the architecture of some of Rochester’s most iconic houses of worship. This special opportunity will take place on Sunday, May 21 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is limited to 100 participants.

Participants on this self-driving tour will visit the sanctuaries in Rochester of: The Church of St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene (Episcopal), 17 S. Fitzhugh St.; St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 859 N. Clinton Ave.; Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 962 East Ave.; First Unitarian Church, 220 S. Winton Rd.; and Temple Sinai, 363 Penfield Rd. in the town of Brighton.

Narration about the history and architecture at each site will be provided by Landmark Society tour-guides Christopher Brandt, preservation architect; Joe Kelly/Professor of Religious Studies Emeritus-Nazareth College, and Cynthia Howk, Landmark Society Architectural Research Coordinator (retired).

“We are very excited to offer this tour which explores religious architecture that spans over 150 years, from 1820s to the 1970s,” said Cindy Boyer, Landmark Society Director of Public Programs. The cost is only $10 and includes a pre-tour lecture on Wednesday May 17. For those who prefer to attend the lecture only a separate ticket is available.

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About The Landmark Society:

The Landmark Society of Western New York, Inc. is one of the oldest and most active preservation organizations in America, serving nine Western New York counties. Formed in 1937, The Landmark Society continues to protect the unique architectural heritage of our region and promote preservation and planning principles that foster healthy and sustainable communities. For additional information about The Landmark Society, visit The Landmark Society programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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