Landmarks New Website Goes Live!

A Message from Landmarks Board President, Steve Grant:  

Greetings!  Welcome to our newly developed Landmarks Society of Greater Utica website.  We’ve taken some time to step back and methodically redevelop a new site via Landmarks Trustee, Mark Harf, with our partners at MPW Marketing in Clinton, New York, along with select contributions from local photographers, Matt Ossowski (Mohawk Valley Pictures) and Dr. Lisa Sipp-Vallee, to help further integrate Landmarks into the post-digital era.  Look for more content to be delivered over this website in the future.  We will also continue to engage with you in person, via social media, our printed newsletter for members, at our live events and programs, and via other channels.  

Our hope in the future is to have a more member and community-centric approach to communications and engagement via a more integrated approach across these channels.   Meanwhile, we hope you like the content, design, and functionality of the new site.  

As we advance our strategies supporting landmarks preservation broadly in the greater Utica community and more specifically with regards to preserving and restoring our #1 and #3 Rutger Park nationally historic mansions, we welcome your engagement, participation, and financial contribution to our cause.  #1 and #3 Rutger Park, and the Rutger–Steuben Park Historic District overall are so important to the heritage and future of our community.  

The Rutger–Steuben Park Historic District is a 25-acre historic district in the city of Utica.  The district includes approximately 60 contributing buildings and contains numerous examples of late nineteenth-century Italianate and other style residences of the period.  A small group of unique dwellings are grouped together in a private park, known as Rutger Park, at the center of the district.  #1 Rutger Park, aka Munn’s Castle, was designed by architect Alexander Jackson Davis.  The Roscoe Conkling House is located at 3 Rutger Park.  It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975.  It was also listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.  We are working very hard to preserve and restore the #1 and #3 Rutger Park mansions.  At serious risk of demise, we acquired #1 and #3 Rutger Park in 2008 with assistance from the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, the Preservation League of New York, and the City of Utica.  Our aim continues to be stabilizing and restoring them for future generations to enjoy and to appreciate our community heritage.  Your support for this endeavor is critical to our ability to continue our work.

Please consider joining Landmarks or volunteering.  If you like, you may also sign up for occasional emails from Landmarks. 

Thank you in advance.  Steve