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Rochester (& Other) Landmarks

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Rochester (& Other) Landmarks' is a collaboration between local photographer Jonathan White, and NYC graffiti artist Antonio 'Chico' Garcia. [IMAGE: Used with permission from the artists]
A new collaborative art exhibit will open Sunday, May 11, at ARTISANworks external link. “Rochester (& Other) Landmarks” features the work of local photographer, Jonathan White, and graffiti artist, Antonio “Chico” Garcia.

To the average viewer the work may come across as a bit of a train wreck; seemingly random doodles, awkwardly juxtaposed against a familiar urban landscape. But like any good wreck, once it catches your eye, you’ll find it impossible to look away…

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Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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The Rochester Landmarks Poster, by Richard Margolis

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Rochester Landmarks Poster [IMAGE: Richard Margolis]
When I first moved to Rochester’s Swillburg neighborhood thirteen years ago, my favorite place to eat was Highland Park Diner. I remember this Rochester Landmarks poster, by Richard Margolis, hung over one of the booths there. I used to stare and study those landmarks all the while shoveling Aunt Bee’s Homestyle Meatloaf into my face. Ah, my first taste of Rochester. Today I own that poster, and I’ve now been to all but one of the 38 landmarks on it. It’s a great feeling!

Now you can get your hands on a copy of this Landmark poster from the RochesterSubway.com Gift Shop, and start checking them off your list too. Can you name all 38 landmarks? No peeking! The answers are after the jump…

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Monday, March 4th, 2013
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Genesee/North American Brewery Demolition. Photos by Rick U.

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Genesee Brewery, demolition of historic Cataract Brewhouse. [PHOTO: Rick U.- RocPx.com]
I received a message yesterday from a RocSubway reader named Rick U. Rick wanted to share some of his images from Genesee Brewery’s (aka North American Brewery’s) demolition of the once historic Cataract Brewhouse. By now I’ve seen just about all I can stomach of this disaster. I mean, this is how we create jobs in Rochester? Building parking lots on historic buildings? BUT, putting all that aside, this series of images is quite exceptional. And these are just a sampling from a MUCH larger album which I’ve linked to at the bottom of this gallery. Take a look…

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012
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Cataract Brewhouse Demolition To Begin Monday, June 18

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Cataract Brewhouse as seen from behind. [FLICKr PHOTO: _Yoshi_]
According to an anonymous source working closely on the Genesee Brewery project, demolition of the infamous Cataract Brewhouse external link is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 18…

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Thursday, June 7th, 2012
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Countdown to Destruction

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Doomed Brewery buildings as seen from Cataract Street from Saint Paul Street. The High Falls Historic District and Kodak Tower are in the background. [PHOTO: Crystal Pix, Inc.]
As North American Breweries / Genesee Brewery are preparing to demolish the Cataract Brewhouse, we are preparing to capture the tragic event as it unfolds. Crystal Pix, Inc. (Fairport, NY) external link has graciously volunteered to document the development of the GardenAerial external link project, and as part of that story, the demolition of 13 Cataract will be immortalized as well… sadly.

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Sunday, April 29th, 2012
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Genesee Brewery Visitor Center APPROVED!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Plans for the Genesee Brewery Visitor Center are approved. Proof that the demolition of 13 Cataract is not necessary to build the visitor center.
Call it hard evidence; definitive proof that the immediate demolition of 13 Cataract external link is NOT necessary for the Brewery’s visitor center to be built.

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Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
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Demolition of 13 Cataract. A Timeline of Events.

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

A stage where 13 Cataract brewhouse used to be? Not sure if this is serious or not. [RENDERING: Eric Mower and Associates]Yet another press release from the Brewery today. They are clearly on the defensive and changing their story every day. Now they say, “the building at 13 Cataract Street will NOT be replaced with a parking lot. See the attached rendering.”

I’m sorry, I just can’t take this rendering seriously. It looks like an episode of South Park unleashed on our streets. But hold on… if the Brewery wanted to put a stage in the place of the historic 13 Cataract building, why did their plans show a parking lot? Is this rendering real; or clever marketing spin? I think the answer lies somewhere in the Zoning Board’s January 19th decision.

Boy oh boy, this Brewery story is getting complicated. So let’s review the events that led to this horrific rendering issued yesterday. Here’s a timeline:

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
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Show of Support for Rochester’s Brewery Square Vision

Friday, March 9th, 2012

A view of what could one day be Rochester's Historic Brewery Square. The Brewery's visitor center (left), renovated 13 Cataract (center) and entrance to the GardenAerial trail (right).
Brewery CEO, Rich Lozyniak, said Thursday that those who want to save 13 Cataract Street are “a very small group of people standing in the way of progress.” I don’t believe tearing down a 120 year old brewing landmark for 27 parking spaces is progress… I’ve always supported the idea of a Brewery Visitor Center. But I also support the effort to save the 120 year old brewhouse across the street (13 Cataract external link). And I know I’m not alone…

Now you can send an email to the Brewery’s CEO and City Hall to show your support external link.

After the jump you’ll see the story from News 10 NBC’s Lynette Adams…

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Friday, March 9th, 2012
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Press Release from Brewery CEO

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Plan view of the proposed Genesee Brewery Visitor Center and parking lot. The historic buildings would be removed for approximately 27 additional parking spaces.
Evidence that a story can be spun in multiple directions. Here is Rich Lozyniak today announcing that he has listened to the community but he’s not open to allowing 13 Cataract St. external link to be redeveloped—a building which was designated one of official historic value by the City in 2003. He’d rather threaten to scrap his project across the street than remain open to the possibility for two development projects side by side. The threatening tone of his statement below is clearly aimed to scare the Planning Board into denying Landmark status for 13 Cataract. Yet, somehow, it’s his name that is being “dragged through the mud”? Be careful what you wish for Mr. Lozyniak. That “small group of people” you say are standing in the way of progress might actually be standing on the progressive side of the issue. Enough of that. Here’s his statement…

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012
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Dear Preservation Board:

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

13 Cataract Street at night. [Flickr Photo: Steven Yacuzzo]
This Wednesday the Preservation Board will decide whether or not to sponsor a citizen’s request to nominate 13 Cataract St. external link for Landmark Designation. If they sponsor the nomination it will move on to a public hearing and to the Planning Board for consideration later this month. If they don’t, it could spell the end for this valuable piece of our history and any possible redevelopment on the eastern rim of the High Falls gorge. In the meantime, North American Breweries, Inc. continues to move ahead with work on their visitor center across the street. No problems posed so far by the big bad historic building across the street.

The following is a letter I will be submitting to the Preservation Board (via Peter Siegrist, peter.siegrist@cityofrochester.gov).

I’m also sending copies to:

Mayor Richards
info@cityofrochester.gov

Carlos Carballada, Commissioner
carlos.carballada@cityofrochester.gov

Bret Garwood, Director, Business & Housing Development
bret.garwood@cityofrochester.gov

If you would like for 13 Cataract to be preserved, you should do the same. Use the email addresses above. And feel free to steal from my letter if you’d like…

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Sunday, March 4th, 2012
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Cataract Brewery Architect Died 77 Years Ago Today

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

A new web site paying homage to the endangered Cataract Brewery building popped up this week. The site is a treasure trove of historical documents, articles, and images and invites those interested to help 'Save Cataract'.
A new web site, SaveCataract.com external link, and a mountain of information on Rochester’s endangered Cataract Brewery building has surfaced this week… The accomplished life (and death) of its architect… Original architectural drawings… And new documents submitted by North American Breweries to the Zoning Board (see the section called Offers to Buy Cataract). Ready? Let’s dive right in…
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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
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Imagine, Rochester’s Historic Brewery Square

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

A view of what could one day be Rochester's Historic Brewery Square and entrance to the GardenAerial trail (right). [RENDERING: RochesterSubway.com]
Rendering of renovated buildings and GardenAerial trail

I realize that sometimes it’s a bit difficult to see the potential in something. Especially when that “potential” is hidden beneath layers of mustard yellow paint, rusty corrugated siding, and 25+ years of plain old tired…

The original panorama photo set used to create the rendering of Brewery Square. [PHOTO: RochesterSubway.com]
The way things look now (click for larger views)

Why, just the other day Howard S. Decker, FAIA said, “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beer Holder.external link” Mr. Decker is former Principal of DLK Architecture (Chicago) and former Chief Curator of the National Building Museum (Washington DC). He knows a thing or two about buildings, and places that are worth saving for future generations. His highly experienced eyes see the potential in 13 Cataract Street and the neighborhood it lives in.

But what about the rest of us? How can we be sure this building is worth the money and effort it will take to bring it back to life? What is the alternative to demolition? And will we lose our Brewery Visitor Center if we don’t tear this other building down??

Let’s start with an excerpt taken from a document filed by the Landmark Society in 1984 with the New York State Parks and Recreation Division for Historic Preservation…

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Sunday, December 4th, 2011
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Help Save This Rochester Brewing Landmark

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Sign the Petition to Save 13 Cataract Street

On Friday officials at the Genesee Brewery unveiled plans they say will “create a destination for beer lovers that anchors development on downtown Rochester’s Northeast side.” Before we get too excited, let’s think.

The building as it was in 1899. [PHOTO: Rochester Public Library]North American Breweries says their planned “Genesee Brew House…will celebrate the storied history and experience of the Genesee brand” and that they want to “tell the story of [this] resilient company with a rich history that dates back to 1878.” But to do this they will demolish this building; the centerpiece of Rochester’s historic brewing district, built 1899.

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Saturday, November 19th, 2011
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North American Breweries (NYC) Unveils Plan to Demolish Historic Rochester Building

Friday, November 18th, 2011

North American Breweries says they received no viable offers for the building to be demolished, and it impedes the view of High Falls. Both are gross exaggerations.
The following press release was issued today by North American Breweries, the NYC investment firm that owns Genesee Brewery.

In brief, they plan to renovate an old packaging building, turn it into a visitor center, and level two of the last remaining original buildings in the heart of Rochester’s historic brewing district. The press release claims that the new visitor center “hinges” on the demolition of these historic buildings – not because the new visitor center is being built on the land, but because the old buildings impede the view of High Falls.

What the press release doesn’t mention is that one local group, the people behind the Garden Aerial Project and the Greentopia Festival, expressed interest in these buildings three months ago. They want to renovate the old buildings and turn them into office space and a visitor center in partnership with the brewery. I was told North American Breweries turned them down because the money wasn’t right. So it looks like they will spend $600,000 to demolish the buildings instead. ??

This press release comes at the perfect time for North American Breweries. I learned today that they are planning to submit their application on Monday to demolish 13 Cataract St.

Read between the lines (and drink responsibly)…

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Friday, November 18th, 2011
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Dear Genesee Brewery: Inspiration From Baltimore

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

The recently renovated and beautifully restored American Brewery building in Baltimore, Maryland. [Flickr Photo: Prêt à Voyager]
RochesterSubway.com will be 3 years old this January and recently it welcomed it’s 100,000th visitor. While the bulk of this web traffic is local, the website gets a fair amount of visits from every corner of the country. And those visitors are very important. Case in point, Norm from Baltimore, Maryland. Norm read our story about Genesee Brewery wanting to demolish the old Standard Brewing Company Building and he sent us some inspiration from his home town…
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Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
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Genesee Brewery to Demolish This Building

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Sign the Petition to Save 13 Cataract Street

Genesee Brewery getting set to demolish this building. That would be a great loss. [Flickr Photo: Zeus-the-Ferret]
RocSubway has word from good sources this afternoon that Genesee Brewery will submit an application today to demolish this building at the eastern end of the High Falls pedestrian bridge at 13 Cataract Street. This will likely be going to the Zoning Board hearing on Dec 15. Obviously, if true, this would be a great architectural and historical loss for Rochester. If you know anyone with deep pockets, now is a great time to buy!

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
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