Walks and Talks landmark series announces tour sites for June, July


The Landmarks Society of Greater Utica begins its annual Walks and Talks series June 3 at the Stanley Theatre and continues throughout the summer on Mondays at 6 p.m. through Aug. 26, with no event July 1.

All events are free, but donations are accepted and will benefit the stabilization and renovation projects at the Rutger Park Mansions. The events will take place rain or shine.

The June 3 tour will begin in front of the theatre. The Stanley was built as a movie palace and opened Sept. 10, 1928, with 2,963 seats. It is among just three surviving theaters designed by architect Thomas Lamb, who is considered one of the foremost designers of theaters and cinemas in the 20th century.

The rest of the Walks and Talks Schedule:

June 10: Historic Genesee Hill and the McKinnon Mansion: Meet at the Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee St., Utica.

June 17: The Westwood Street Corner Market: 167 Genesee St., Utica.

June 24: Smith Market: 412 Main St., Utica.

July 1: No Walk and Talk event

July 8: Forest Hill Cemetery: 2201 Oneida St., Utica.

July 15: Russia Union Church: 5078 Military Road, Russia.

July 22: Walk in the Footprint (of the Proposed Downtown Hospital): Meet in front of Wilcor International, 333 Lafayette St., Utica.

July 29: St. Margaret’s House: 47 Jordan Rd., New Hartford.

Sites for Fridays in August have yet to be determined.

For more information about the Walks and Talks series or specific location tours,visit facebook.com/TheLandmarksSocietyofGreaterUtica/ or call 315-732-7376 and leave a message.


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