Newsletter of the Cleveland Restoration Society's Heritage Home ProgramSM.
Upcoming Spring Presentations
We are looking forward to a busy spring this year! Our virtual presentations have been scheduled and are available for interested folks to register. Registration can be done via email, over the phone, or from our online calendar, Click Here! for our calendar or follow the link below.

Our presentations will be recorded and available on the Cleveland Restoration Society YouTube channel to watch anytime.
Historic Milestones for the Heritage Home Program
In 2013, the Heritage Home Program hit a magnificent milestone - 1,000 Loans!

Issue 92 of the Cleveland Restoration Society publication, Facade, showcased this celebration. Our 1,000th loan was completed on a Victorian home in Cleveland's Franklin-West Clinton Historic District. The home was built in 1900 and had many of the original details still intact - leaded and stained glass windows, dark wood trim on the interior, and turned porch posts. The original wood siding was still there - just hidden under a layer of aluminum siding.

This family home was being lovingly restored by the owner for more than a decade. They reached out to the Heritage Home Program for a site visit to find technical resources to repair the front porch. The aluminum siding on the porch was hiding a wealth of details which led the homeowner to want to remove the aluminum siding from the entire home and carriage house. The homeowner applied for the Heritage Home Program Loan to paint the restored wood siding appropriate colors for the Queen Anne Victorian home.

The Heritage Home Program celebrated this milestone with a ribbon cutting on the restored front porch of the home. The November 2013 ribbon cutting was completed by the homeowner, CRS Honorary Life Trustee Bracy Lewis, Cleveland Councilman Matt Zone, CRS Chief Operating Officer Tom Jorgensen, and CRS President Kathleen Crowther. Representatives from Heritage Home Program partners, Cuyahoga County and KeyBank gave remarks, and staff members from CRS and Detroit Shoreway Development Organization (now Northwest Neighborhoods CDC) were in attendance.

The Heritage Home Program is looking forward to hitting our 2,000th loan in the future! In the intervening nine years since our 1,000th loan, we have helped an average of one hundred homeowners each year with their home repairs through the Heritage Home Program Loan.
Celebration of Preservation Nominations are being accepted
Help us celebrate amazing preservation projects by nominating a project to receive recognition at the 2022 Celebration of Preservation.
Please note, there is a separate form for the AIA Awards Compatible Addition to an Historic Structure and Compatible New Building in an Historic District. All nominations should include the Partner Form. 
Nominations for projects that pose a conflict of interest with the 2022 jury members will be held for consideration in 2023 when the jury members rotate and no conflict is in place. Those situations include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) the juror is related to a submission as a member of the design firm, development team, construction contractor or subcontractor, or as a client commissioning the work to a nominee, (ii) the juror is a relative of or has a close personal relationship or friendship with the nominee that makes him/her unable to act in an objective fashion, or (iii) there is a personal affiliation so close that the appearance of a conflict of interest may be assumed by the general public.
For questions, contact Margaret Lann at 216.426.3101 or
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