Monday, February 22, 2010

Landmark Society Sets Public Meeting for Ideas Around Reuse of Closing Site

On February 8, 2010, The Landmark Society Board of Trustees approved a motion to cease museum operations at the Campbell-Whittlesey house on July 1, 2010, and to begin active marketing of the property in August.

The decision to close the house museum at Campbell-Whittlesey is the end result of over five years of strategic planning and in-depth studies of opportunities for the property’s use.

We’re holding a public meeting to welcome ideas for adaptive re-use of the site. It’s important to note that we all remain committed to the exploration of viable options that support the proper stewardship and the maintenance of the integrity of this historic treasure.

The meeting is scheduled for March 4, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. We will meet in the 8th floor conference room of the Powers Building located at 16 West Main Street, in Rochester. The meeting will be facilitated by our consultant, Laura Roberts. Trustees and staff will be on hand to answer question on the process – but the main focus of the meeting will be to gather public input on the re-use of the site, while maintaining the architectural integrity of this amazing Greek Revival house.

Parking is available at the Sister Cities Garage located at 28 North Fitzhugh Street, at a rate of $1.00 an hour. Although the Powers Building has several points of entry, the only entrance provided for our meeting will be through the 3rd level skyway positioned at the southeast corner of the Sister Cities Garage. Several greeters will be strategically stationed to assist attendees with navigation to the 8th floor conference room until 5:45 p.m. Please RSVP by calling Carolyn at 546-7029 x 10 or

The Landmark Society: Revitalizing Yesterday, Protecting Today, and Planning for Tomorrow

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