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Ithaca City Cemetery Cleanup

Sunday, September 8, 2019, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Ithaca City Cemetery, University Avenue, Ithaca, NY

Historic Preservation Planning at Cornell University and Historic Ithaca are teaming up once again for the Ithaca City Cemetery Cleanup! Come out on Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a morning of cleaning and restoration projects at Ithaca's oldest burial ground. This annual event is a great opportunity to serve our community and learn more about our local history!

Cornell students, alums, and Ithaca residents are encouraged to attend. Please remember to wear your work clothes, close-toed shoes, sunscreen, and bring a water bottle. Gloves and equipment will be provided.

Meet at the shed just above the burial vaults.


Drawing of St. John's Episcopal Church, Ithaca, New York (left) by John N. Tilton, Professor of Architecture, Cornell University; Drawing of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Ithaca, New York, (right) by Brown & Davis Architects. The St. Paul's tower was torn down in 1925 due to safety concerns.

Drawing of St. John's Episcopal Church, Ithaca, New York (left) by John N. Tilton, Professor of Architecture, Cornell University; Drawing of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Ithaca, New York, (right) by Brown & Davis Architects. The St. Paul's tower was torn down in 1925 due to safety concerns.

sacred Space TOURS

Sunday, September 8, 2019, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 402 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 210 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY

From 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 8, St. Paul's United Methodist Church and St. John's Episcopal Church will open their doors to the wider community to see our architecture, view the stained glass windows and other ornaments (including new art installations), and learn some of the history of these venerable Ithaca institutions. Guides will lead groups and staff will be on hand to answer additional questions; light refreshments will be on offer.


Northside House and Community Members

Northside House and Community Members

northside neighborhood tour

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Community Room, 210 Hancock Street Apartments and Townhomes, Ithaca, NY

Ithaca’s Northside Triangle neighborhood, bounded by Cascadilla Street to the south, Cascadilla Creek on the east, and Route 13 to the west, was developed in the 1830s after Cascadilla Creek was channelized. The neighborhood drew a mix of white-collar professionals and working class people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, including many new immigrants. The neighborhood today is a varied combination of older frame houses from the nineteenth century, surviving cottages built as workers’ homes, and public housing projects.

Join Historic Ithaca and Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services (INHS) for a walking tour of the Northside Triangle neighborhood to learn more about its history and community development. The tour will be led by Historic Ithaca Preservation Services Coordinator Christine O’Malley and INHS Development Manager Kayla Wingert.

$10 general; $8 seniors/students/supporters; kids 12 and under free.

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Historic Stewart Park Tour

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Picnic “Large” Pavilion, Stewart Park, 1 James L. Gibbs Drive, Ithaca, NY

Join Historic Ithaca, Friends of Stewart Park, and Wharton Studio Museum and explore the historic landscape of Ithaca’s beautiful lakeside park, Stewart Park. Learn about the history of the park, the Wharton Brothers’ motion picture studio, the Cascadilla Boat House, and the ongoing revitalization of this community gem!

Tickets: $10 general; $8 students/seniors/supporters of Historic Ithaca, Wharton Studio Museum, Friends of Stewart Park; kids 12 and under free

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