The monthly newsletter of the Cleveland Restoration Society, NEO's voice for historic preservation. We believe in the future of our built heritage,
from our neighborhoods to our monumental landmarks.

June 2018 Preservation News & Events
reGENerated: Legacy Cities 2018

 
 
Attend the 3 rd Legacy Cities Conference, held this year in Buffalo NY, July 12 th-14 th, 2018. The conference theme, "reGENerated" invites you to engage, learn, ponder, share, and consider solutions for our Legacy Cities.

Believing that Buffalo and similar cities can be the centers of creativity, innovation, and optimism they once were, if, as the Legacy Cities mission asserts: "the assets, energy, capacity and love for these places" are nurtured at the local level through "effective shifts in public policy, coordinated advocacy, mutual learning about what works, and careful, strategic implementation." Buffalo's Young Preservationists and Preservation Buffalo Niagara invite you to share, inspire, and connect with conference attendees, the Legacy City of Buffalo, and also the surrounding legacy cities of Niagara Falls and Lackawanna.  

 
Request for Proposals: Gold Building in the Waterloo Arts District        

The Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation is requesting proposals for the so-called Gold Building, located at 15519 Waterloo Rd., located in the Waterloo Arts District of Cleveland.The Waterloo Arts District is a vibrant community of retailers, artisans, galleries, music and dining venues. The success of the nationally-renowned Beachland Ballroom, along with a transformative streetscape project and a summertime arts festival that welcomes over 5,000 attendees each year, have made Waterloo Road a destination for art and music lovers.


Although many of Waterloo's storefronts have been refurbished and are now occupied, a key "missing piece of the puzzle" has been the vacant building at the northwest corner of Waterloo Road and East 156 th Street. This mixed-use, two-story masonry building at 15519 Waterloo Road sits at the very heart of the District and presents a unique opportunity for development.

Proposals are due by June 15.



CRS Trustee Bracy Lewis Centers Philanthropic Efforts on Well-Being of Others
 
Photo by Jason Miller
 
Bracy Lewis is a long-time advocate for seniors and African-Americans, dedicating his professional career as well as his retirement to caring for populations often marginalized by wider society.
 
A former banking industry stalwart - and one of the first African-Americans locally to hold numerous C-suite positions in finance - Lewis now spends his time and resources at Eliza Bryant Village, a senior care community in Cleveland's Hough neighborhood.
 
 
(Bracy Lewis is a long-time trustee of the Cleveland Restoration Society, serving as president of the board from 1999-2002 and as honorary life trustee since 2004. He was instrumental in helping CRS find lending partners for the Neighborhood Historic Preservation Program (now the Heritage Home Program) in the early 1990s, shaping the foundation of one of CRS' most successful programs).
  
   

Levin Professor Publishes on Cost-Benefit and Fiscal Impact of Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits
 
In a recent article in the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Levin College's Tatyana Guzman, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies, notes that the federal government and over thirty states nationwide offer a tax credit in lieu of certain expenditures incurred as part of historic rehabilitation projects. Several economic impact studies have shown the positive effect of the credit on job creation, property values, and environmental friendly behavior in Louisville, KY (Gilderbloom, Hanka & Ambrosius, 2009) and in the state of Maryland (Frizzell & Mitchell, 2002). Most of the studies of historic preservation credits are, however, nonempirical and evaluate only the economic impact of the credit. The societal benefit-cost analysis conducted in this manuscript is the first study of its kind of the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit (OHPTC) program. In addition, this study provides an OHPTC fiscal impact analysis (benefit-cost analysis from the government perspective).
 
 
Beer, Brats, and Bunting


Kick off the Cleveland History Week at the Cleveland Restoration Society's annual event Beer, Brats and Bunting. Celebrate and chat about Cleveland history as you sip beers and savor brats grilled by CRS trustees and enjoy other cookout fare. Network with preservationists, contractors, architects, and friends at the historic Sarah Benedict House in the beautiful outdoor garden (weather permitting).


All proceeds benefit the Cleveland Restoration Society, a 501c3 who uses the powerful tool of historic preservation to revitalize our diverse communities, strengthen the regional economy and enhance the quality of life in northeastern Ohio.


Inaugural Cleveland History Days, coming in June, celebrates city's rich past

Photo by Lynn Ischay

Think of cities critical to U.S. history and some obvious places come to mind -- Boston, certainly, Philadelphia, Charleston.

Tom Yablonsky thinks Cleveland should be on that list, too - and he's hoping an event this summer helps elevate the city to a spot among the nation's best heritage tourism destinations.

The event is called Cleveland History Days, and it runs June 22 through July 1, with tours, lectures and special appearances by (actors playing) Carl Stokes, John D. Rockefeller, Paul Brown and other leaders who put Cleveland on the map 50, 75 and 100 years ago.

"I think our story is nationally significant," said Yablonsky, executive director of both the Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corp. and the Historic Warehouse District Development Corp., and a key organizer of the event.
Significant, he added, but not well known -- at least not yet.


Click here to see the full line-up of events or check our events calendar below.


2018 Heritage Ohio Annual Awards Call for Nominations
 
Award Winning Dan Smith Community Park located in Kent
To nominate a a person, building, or project, simply complete this form and attach supporting documents and high-resolution photos (Limit 9.75 MB). If your documents or photos are large files, please email them to fquinn@heritageohio.org with the name of the nomination in the title of the email. To view a detailed description of the awards categories, view the 2018 Awards List.

All nominations must be received by July 15, 2018. Nominations that do not follow the formatting provided in the form and incomplete entries will NOT be accepted.
Not sure if your nomination fits a category? Contact Heritage Ohio at 614-258-6200 or fquinn@heritageohio.org

Oberlin Heritage Center Offers Three Weeks of Summer Camps for Kids
      
Oberlin Heritage Center logo
The Oberlin Heritage Center will offer two returning favorites and one new hands-on history camp for kids this summer.  Camps run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day and are designed for boys and girls ages 8-13.   This summer's line-up includes:
 
From Farm to Fork to Fun offered July 16-20.  Ever think about where your food comes from?  How it was made?  This camp gives participants a taste of the history of growing, selling and serving food.  Campers also will learn about ancient food preparation and preservation techniques from around the world.
 
Architecture Camp takes placeJuly 30 - August 3.  Children love learning the basics of architecture in this hands-on camp where creativity abounds year after year.  Together, participants will tour Oberlin architecture, explore building materials, try construction challenges, sketch designs, construct mini buildings, and envision buildings of the future.  Scouts attending this camp will also complete some requirements for Architecture badges.
 
Explore Oberlin will be offered August 6-10.  Staff Only!  Keep Out!  Do you ever wonder what's behind that door?  In this camp, we'll look behind-the-scenes in museums, businesses and landmarks in Oberlin and learn more about what makes the community run.  The expedition focuses on the realms of education, art, history, entertainment, and city services.
 
Visit www.oberlinheritagecenter.org for more information or contact Amanda Manahan, Museum Education and Tour Coordinator, at (440) 774-1700 or by email.  
 
 
14th Annual Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights      
Always held on Father's Day weekend when many gardens are at their finest, the Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights event is a major fundraiser that supports the Shaker Historical Society's commitment to historic preservation, education, and community engagement. This event is also produced in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and the Ohio History Connection. Presented also due to the generous support of Eastside Landscaping and other local businesses.
 
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Calendar
   
June 6
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Central Library
320 Washington Ave., Elyria
6:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
 
June 15
Cocktails in the Garden
6:00-9:00 p.m., Registration Required 
Shaker Historical Society
 
June 16
5k Run-Walk-Mosey for Homes
Edgewater Park
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Pre-Register  
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity
 
June 17
Gracious Gardens Tour & Shaker Historical Society Open House
Shaker Historical Society
16740 South Park Blvd., Shaker Heights
12:00 - 5:00 p.m., Registration Required 
Shaker Historical Society
 
June 17
2018 Tour of Cleveland's Underground Railroad
Boarding at Merwin's Wharf, 1785 Merwin Ave.
12:30-4:00 p.m., $$, RSVP to Dorothy Salem, (216) 337-9217,  
Woodland Cemetery Foundation
 
June 17
Celebrate Juneteenth at Woodland Cemetery
Woodland Cemetery, 6901 Woodland Ave., Cleveland
1:30-3:00 p.m., FREE, for more info contact Dorothy Salem, (216) 337-9217,  
Woodland Cemetery Foundation
 
June 22
Practical Geometry: Presentation and Workshop by Jane Radocchia
The Meeting House at Hale Farm & Village
2686 Oak Hill Rd, Bath
1:00 -4:00 p.m., $$, Register by email or call (330) 666-3711 ext. 1720  
Western Reserve Historical Society
 
June 22
Beer, Brats & Bunting
Sarah Benedict House & Garden
3751 Prospect Ave., Cleveland
5:00 - 8:00 p.m., $$, Registration 
Cleveland Restoration Society
 
June 23
Take a Hike, University Circle
Wade Oval Information Center
10820 East Blvd., Cleveland
10:00-11:30 a.m., FREE
 
June 23
Take a Hike, Gateway District
The Arcade
401 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
10:00-11:30 a.m., FREE
 
June 23
Hidden History Revealed: ArcelorMittal Steel Heritage Center
Steelyard Commons
3447 Steelyard Dr, Cleveland
12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., FREE
 
June 23
Hidden History Revealed: Canal Basin Park
Flat Iron Café
1114 Center St., Cleveland
12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., FREE
 
June 23
Hidden History Revealed: Mill Creek Falls
Corner of Warner Rd. & Turney Rd., Cleveland
12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., FREE
 
June 23
Hidden History Revealed: Superior Viaduct
Down the street from Saint Malachi's Church
2459 Washington Ave, Cleveland
12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., FREE
 
June 24
Take a Hike, Canal Basin Park
Flat Iron Café
1114 Center St., Cleveland
10:00-11:30 a.m., FREE
 
June 25
Authors' Night at The Music Box: Feat. John Grabowski, Laura DeMarco, and Alan Dutka
Music Box Supper Club
148 Main Ave, Cleveland
Doors open at 5:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m., FREE admission, Dinner Reservations $$
 
June 25
Cleveland's Original Civic Space: A History and Tour of Public Square
Tom Johnson Statue, Public Square, Cleveland
6:00 - 7:30 p.m., FREE
 
June 26
Cleveland Public Library Tour
Lobby of Main Library
325 Superior Ave., Cleveland
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., FREE
 
June 26
Take a Hike, Civic Center Tour
Old Stone Church
91 Public Square, Cleveland
6:00 - 7:30 p.m., FREE
 
June 27
15th Annual Historic Downtown Cleveland Luncheon Forum
Metropolitan at The Nine
2017 E 9th St, Cleveland 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., $$, Registration Required
 
June 27
Take a Hike, Warehouse District
Constantino's
1278 W 9th St., Cleveland
6:00 - 7:30 p.m., FREE
 
June 28
Cleveland Public Library Tour
Lobby of Main Library
325 Superior Ave., Cleveland
10:30 - 11:30 a.m., & 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., FREE
 
June 28
Behind the Scenes Tour of the Acclaimed Playhouse Square Theatres, Led by Tom Einhouse, VP of Facilities and Capital for Playhouse Square
The Key Bank State Theatre Lobby
1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
4:00 - 5:00 p.m., FREE
 
June 28
Take a Hike, Playhouse Square
In front of Hanna Building
1422 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
6:00 - 7:30 p.m., FREE
 
June 29
Historic Presentation Showcase
5th St. Arcade
E. 6th & Euclid Ave., Cleveland
2:30 - 4:30 p.m., $$, To Register Click here
 
June 29
Cleveland's Original Civic Space: A History and Tour of Public Square
Public Square, Tom Johnson Statue
6:00 - 7:30 p.m., FREE
 
June 30
Take a Hike, University Circle
Wade Oval Information Center
10820 E. Blvd., Cleveland
10:00 11:30 a.m., FREE
 
June 30
Take a Hike, Gateway District
the Grand Arcade
401 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
10:00 - 11:30 a.m., FREE
 
June 30 - July 1
Cleveland Ukrainian Heritage Festival
1202 Kenilworth Ave., Cleveland
 
 June 30
Church Tours led by Tim Barret 
St. Michael's Church
3114 Scranton Rd., Cleveland
10:00 a.m., FREE
 
 June 30
Church Tours led by Tim Barret 
Pilgrim Church
2592 W. 14th St., Cleveland
1:00 p.m., FREE
 
June 30
Finding Home - The Untold History of Cleveland's African-American Seniors
Eliza Bryant Village
7201 Wade Park Ave., Cleveland
2:30 - 4:00 p.m., FREE
 
 

 
Save the Date
 
July 1
Take a Hike, Canal Basin Park
Flat Iron Cafe
1114 Center St., Cleveland
10:00 - 11:30 a.m., FREE
 
July 1
Take a Hike, Tremont
the Gazebo in Lincoln Park, Cleveland
1:30 - 3:00 p.m., FREE
 
July 25
Annual Meeting of the Cleveland Restoration Society
Sarah Benedict House Garden
3751 Prospect Ave., Cleveland
9:00 -10:30 a.m., FREE, Members Only, RSVP and/or Join as a Member 
Cleveland Restoration Society 
 
August 19
2018 Tour of Cleveland's Underground Railroad
Boarding at Merwin's Wharf, 1785 Merwin Ave.
12:30-4:00 p.m., $$, RSVP to Dorothy Salem, (216) 337-9217,  
Woodland Cemetery Foundation
 
September 16
2018 Tour of Cleveland Civil War Connections
Boarding at Merwin's Wharf, 1785 Merwin Ave.
12:30-4:00 p.m., $$, RSVP to Paul Siedel, (216) 961-9033, 
Woodland Cemetery Foundation
 
 

Job Christiansen, editor | Cleveland Restoration Society | 216-426-1000 |  www.clevelandrestoration.org 


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