19th Ward Community Association

The 19th Ward Community Association is a group of neighbors striving to preserve the residential character of Rochester, New York's historic 19th Ward neighborhood.     * 19WCA District Map

Office Phone:  585.328.6571

Members: 35
Latest Activity: Aug 12, 2021

19WCA Group Objective

This group is intended to:
- Present information on what the 19WCA is doing.
- Alert neighbors to issues of importance to them.
- Invite participation in projects that need people power.
- Invite community input and discussion on issues we are or should be addressing.

We will be posting meeting minutes and project reports on a regular basis. Some of the posts will be informational and some will be calls for assistance. Please look through them; comment if you wish; volunteer where you can.

19th Ward Picture Albums and Video Links

Discussion Forum

A video of the November 20, 2015 19WCA 50th anniversary Convention has been posted.

Started by John Boutet. Last reply by Mark Sweetland Feb 24, 2016. 1 Reply

A video produced from video clips and stills shot at the November 20 event has bee uploaded to YouTube at:…Continue

A video of the December 12, 2015 19WCA Holiday Open House has been posted.

Started by John Boutet. Last reply by Mark Sweetland Dec 28, 2015. 1 Reply

A video produced from footage shot at the December 12th event has bee uploaded to YouTube at: includes scenes from…Continue

Help Save Hunt's Hardware

Started by David Culeton May 19, 2015. 0 Replies

All,Many of you are probably aware that I am attempting to save Hunt's Hardware through its purchase, renovation, restocking, and re-energizing. I am doing this by asking for contributions of $100 in exchange for $150 of store credit paid out in 3…Continue

Planned 2014 19th Ward House Tour and Home Renovation in the Newspaper

Started by John Boutet Oct 11, 2014. 0 Replies

There was a nice D&C article in the paper this morning reviewing a renovated home at 247 Wellington Ave. which will be part of the 19th Ward House Tour next Saturday.…Continue

First Annual Youth Basketball Clinic - June 1st, 2013

Started by John Boutet May 17, 2013. 0 Replies

At Square Fair this year we have a special aYouth Basketball ClinicJune 1st#16 School Back Parking lotShoot SQUARE                 $19.00Play FAIRDownload and Print this form:…Continue

2013 MLK Luminary Event

Started by LaShay Harris Jan 3, 2013. 0 Replies

7th Annual Luminary EveningMARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S BIRTHDAY Join us in celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.  and promoting his message of…Continue

Tags: Jr., Peace, King, Luther, Luminary

27th 19th Ward House Tour - October 13

Started by 19th Ward Community Association Sep 14, 2012. 0 Replies

October 13, 2012 from 10am to 4pmVisit some of the architectural beauties in the 19th Ward.  Enjoy a tour of one of our churches.  The day will start at 10:00 AM with a free pre-tour slide presentation by Cynthia Howk, Architectural Research…Continue

a night at a Red Wings game

Started by 19th Ward Community Association Jul 31, 2012. 0 Replies

On Sunday, August 19th, we are encouraging the community to join us at the Red Wings game.  We have discount tickets, $6.00 each, and will sit as a group, be appreciated on the big screen, and just have fun together.   The Rochester Red Wings will…Continue

Square Fair

Started by 19th Ward Community Association May 10, 2012. 0 Replies

Square Fair - our annual festival at Aberdeen Square - will take place on Saturday, June 2.  This is a great event, with socializing, fun, entertainment, plenty of food, that extremely wonderful 'Square Fair lemonade', vendors, parade, and more and…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by John Boutet on January 15, 2018 at 8:32pm

I took me a half hour this evening to bring two laundry baskets filled with milk jug luminaries from last year, light them and set them out.  They had been loaded with 2.5 inch diameter glass jar candles hast year and they still had plenty of live left in them for tonight.

The snow cap on the hedge served a s nice pedestal to place several of the luminaries.

This is a great way to quickly set up luminaries.

Comment by John Boutet on January 15, 2018 at 5:39pm

Here are some quick pictures to show how to make luminaries from milk jugs:

You can light several of them on a cookie sheet and take them out to set them up.  Using the better 5 for a dollar 1" tall candles works better than the tea lights shown.  Don't light paper bag luminaries indoors.  Too dangerous.  You can reuse jug luminaries year to year.  Huge time saving.

Comment by Grant Wisdom on January 15, 2018 at 5:25pm

Too funny,.. I just did that !  Luckily I haven't taken the recycles out for awhile. 

Comment by John Boutet on January 15, 2018 at 5:21pm

Empty milk jugs with a flap cut in the side is the best way to go.  Some rock salt in the bottom for ballast and a flap cut in the side  to insert and light a candle is the best way to go.  They are reusable year to year.

Comment by Grant Wisdom on January 15, 2018 at 5:14pm

Thank you,... I sure do miss Hunts !

Comment by John Boutet on January 15, 2018 at 5:13pm

That is going to be difficult at hour Grant.  You can try Zola Brown at 585-545-0786 and the 19WCA office at 216Thuston Rd. where there should be people putting out luminaries there tonight at 5 to 6 pm. You can try the offfice at 238-6571.  You can also check out Martin Luther King Luminary Events on Location19 and     

Comment by Grant Wisdom on January 15, 2018 at 4:43pm

Where can I get a luminary kit, or several ?

Comment by John Boutet on December 1, 2015 at 7:52pm

-> Note that I've added an album of pictures from the November 20th 19WCA 2015 Convention to the 19th Ward Picture Album and Video Links listing.   The direct link to the album is 19WCA Convention 2015.

Comment by John Boutet on November 26, 2015 at 1:26am

-> 19WCA Officers elected for the 2015-2016 year on November 20, 2015.From Left to right:  2nd VP - John Boutet,  1st VP - Harlan Ost,  President - Diane Watkins, Treasurer - Carleen Wilenius, Secretary - Sheila Driscoll 

Comment by John Boutet on February 17, 2015 at 2:01pm

-> 19WCA Officers elected for the 2014-2015 year on November 21, 2014.

President - Diane Watkins,  1st VP - Greta Mosley,  2nd VP - MaryDan Cooper,  Secretary - Sheila Driscoll,  Treasurer - Rich Damick


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To report animal cruelty, call 911 or  THE ANIMAL CRUELTY HOTLINE: (585) 223-6500

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Rochester Community Animal Clinic - low-income spay/neuter for pet dogs and cats, and feral cats

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Lollypop Farm, The Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County 



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Rochester Prep Charter School

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St. Monica Church


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