The 19th Ward Community Association is a group of neighbors striving to preserve the residential character of the historic 19th Ward neighborhood in Rochester, New York. Our mission is to create, foster and maintain a “multi-racial community where individual and cultural differences are celebrated and where people share a sense of community.” We are a member-supported, volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization.
Be on the lookout for more information on our upcoming summer events! We will be planning potluck dinners, garden parties, Porch Fest 2018, and a neighborhood PlayRocs on July 21st.
The 19th Ward Community Association, through our History & Archives Committee, has partnered with the City Historian, The City Dept of Parks and Recreation, City Zoning, and the Veterans to restore Rapids Cemetery on Congress Avenue.
Several local veterans’ groups have a special interest in this pioneer cemetery on Congress Avenue because, in addition to civilian burials, there are documented graves here of veterans who served in the following wars: Revolutionary, War of 1812, Civil War and the Spanish-American War.
Follow the articles in recent issues of Update 19 to stay informed and see photos. (dropdown list under ‘ the Community Association’ header)
Watch for an “App” that will be released in the not too distant future, giving information on the gravesites and the people buried there.
Work sessions in the cemetery are the 2nd and 4th Sundays 12:30-3:30 from April through October – Come anytime to help out – it is a very rewarding project
Here are the 19WCA 19WCA Bylaws 2014 Final