UTICA- A group of residents gathered at the Columbia- Lafayette District in Utica to bring awareness to how much Utica has to offer when it comes to historic buildings.
Karen Day with the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica said a lot of thought and love went into creating these buildings, that are well known to the area."The builders today don’t put the same amount of love into the buildings."
Other members of the society said they're sad the buildings may be demolished if the Downtown Hospital does takeover that area. "It’s our goal as a preservation society to raise awareness so the people get out there and say hey we love our old buildings and we really kind of want them to stick around for a while," said Jay Groah with the Lanmarks Society of Greater Utica.
To protect the buildings, the group put up hearts, which they call "heart bombing."
They said this is something the national historical preservation society does nationwide throughout the holidays and Valentine's Day, to show older structures are valued and appreciated.