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.

March 2018 Preservation News & Events
CRS Spring Events 
Join CRS for a behind the scenes SNOOP! tour of the Cleveland Athletic Club on Euclid Avenue on Saturday, April 7. Built in 1906 and closed in 2007, the building will house 166 apartments, commercial offices and retail space. SNOOP! Tours are limited to CRS Members.  
On Saturday, May 12 join us for a SNOOP! tour of The College Club's former home on 1.8 acres in Cleveland Heights, soon to be converted into apartments and townhomes by WXZ Development designed by Dimit Architects. The 1904 historic Tudor Revival mansion and carriage house was designed by noted Cleveland architectural firm Meade & Garfield and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. SNOOP! Tours are limited to CRS Members. Registration will open in a few weeks.  

Help us congratulate the 2018 Celebration of Preservation Award Winners on May 22, at the Ohio Theatre. Presented by the American Institute of Architects and the Cleveland Restoration Society, Celebration of Preservation is our annual award event, to recognize outstanding preservation projects in Northeast Ohio. Tickets will be available in April.

US/ICOMOS Urges US Leaders to Continue Engagement in the World Heritage Program
US/ICOMOS has produced a resolution urging "the President and Congress of the United States, through the United States Departments of the Interior and State, to remain robustly engaged in, and supportive of, the World Heritage Program and to provide funds to both support World Heritage nominations of sites in the United States and contribute payments to the World Heritage Fund in order to demonstrate leadership in, and support for, the important work of ensuring global peace through the mutual respect of heritage of outstanding universal value." 

Update on the National Endowment for the Arts Budget

In mid-February, President Trump and his administration released their proposal to the U.S. Congress for the federal Fiscal Year 2019 (FFY 2019) budget, which runs from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. As the great athlete, coach, and philosopher Yogi Berra once said, it's déjà vu all over again. The budget proposal recommends elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), among many other agencies, similar to last year. A full statement from NEA Chairman Jane Chu is available by clicking here.
Support the Ohio History Fund
The Ohio History Fund is one of the few grant programs in the state solely for history projects. Your contribution to the "Ohio History Fund" tax check-off on your state tax return funds these grants. Tax time is here and the Ohio History Fund needs your help!
To donate , look for Ohio History Fund" on your Ohio tax return (line 26d) and designate a dollar amount. That's it! Your tax-deductible donation goes to support history projects in communities across the state.     
Midtown Abuzz with March Opening of Tech Hive
The Tech Hive is the brainchild of DigitalC co-founder and former CEO Lev Gonick and director of place Joan Chase. Last year, the two began dreaming of a community-driven coworking space where technology-focused businesses could form and blossom in the Health-Tech Corridor and beyond.
The $2 million project (of which the City of Cleveland is providing $744,000) is designed to create a digitally literate population in MidTown and bring the city to the forefront in technology and innovation. The Hive is open to everyone, from entrepreneurs to people in career shifts to those looking to add their expertise to someone's idea.
Main Street Now Conference

March 26-28, Kansas City, MO - The 2018 conference is expected to bring over 1,600 attendees from around the country and will feature educational sessions ranging from 45-minute "crash courses," to 75-minute classroom sessions and 3-hour "deep dives." Full- and half-day mobile education sessions in Kansas City's urban neighborhoods and nearby Missouri communities will also be offered. Learn about the innovative methods and practices that make the Main Street Approach® one of the most powerful economic development tools in the nation.

Click here to register.

Providence Revolving Fund Seeks New Executive Director

The Providence Revolving Fund (PRF) seeks an Executive Director to lead this community based organization focused on preserving the City of Providence's architectural heritage and stimulate community revitalization through advocacy, lending, technical assistance and development in historic areas. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to build on the success of the last 38years, and working with the board, staff and community, strategically cultivate and create new long-term alliances, community programs and historical preservation projects, while improving and diversifying funding sources.

CRS Trustee featured in A Research Agenda for Shrinking Cities

Levin College Professor and Cleveland Restoration Society Trustee
Stephanie Ryberg-Webster's research on historic preservation in Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood was recently featured in Justin Hollander's book, 
A Research Agenda for Shrinking Cities as "exemplary research to review" in the area of design, historic preservation and neighborhood stabilization. The original paper was published in 2016 in the journal, Cities. 

Twelve Steps of Sprawl Recovery
The storm clouds of sprawl addiction had been gathering for years, but it took the Meltdown and the ensuing Great Recession to make it clear just how damaging that addiction had been to the health of cities across the US and abroad. Sprawl has two really big things going for it, but three even bigger things now going against it which are poised to turn the tide against the pattern of sprawl.

Oberlin History Center is offering an introductory workshop with tips and techniques for presenting the Heritage Center's 75-minute "Upstairs Downstairs" Tour that leads visitors through the site's three historic buildings, which serve as backdrop to stories of the community and college from their 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century.  Training takes place on Saturday, March 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and begins at the Monroe House (located at 73 1/2 South Professor Street, at the back of the Conservatory of Music parking lot).

Register for the workshop by March 7. 


March 14
10th Annual Hope for the City Symposium
"Cleveland's Vital Neighborhoods and Hope for Their Future" presented by Mayor Frank G. Jackson
Old Stone Church
91 Public Square, Cleveland
12:00 - 1:00 p.m., FREE, Registration Required
Old Stone Church
March 21
10th Annual Hope for the City Symposium
"Peace Begins with Truth: The Moral Imperative to Build Community and Race Relations in Cleveland, Ohio and Beyond" presented by Dr. Imani M. Scott
Old Stone Church
91 Public Square, Cleveland
12:00 - 1:00 p.m., FREE, Registration Required
Old Stone Church
March 21
Levin College Forum - Changing Landscape of the Economic Development Field: Resources and Relationships
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
1717 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
4:00 - 6:00 p.m., FREE, Registration  
Cleveland State University Levin College

March 24
WRAH Tour of The Starr Mansion and The Hickories
Lorain County History Center
284 Washington Ave., Elyria
1:30 p.m., FREE, Reservations Required to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 or by March 20
Western Reserve Architectural Historians

March 26-28
Main Street Now Conference
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 W. 12th St., Kansas City
Main Street America

Save the Date
April 5
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Newburgh Heights Village Hall
3801 Harvard Ave., Newburgh Heights
6:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
April 7
SNOOP! Cleveland Athletic Club
1118 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
10:00 a.m. - , FREE, Limited to CRS Members, Register Here
Cleveland Restoration Society

April 9
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Bay Village City Hall
350 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village
6:30 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
April 14
18th Annual Home Remodeling Fair
Cleveland Heights City Hall
40 Severance Circle, Cleveland Heights
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., FREE, Info  
Home Repair Resource Center
April 17
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Bentleyville Village Hall
6253 Chagrin River Rd., Bentleyville
6:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
April 18
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Cleveland Heights Community Center
1 Monticello Blvd., Cleveland Heights
6:30 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
April 19
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Heritage House
111 East Park St., Chardon
6:30 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
April 22
Lost Cleveland Lecture by Laura DeMarco and Lauren Hansgen
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Rd., Rocky River
1:30 p.m., FREE, RSVP to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 or by April 17
Western Reserve Architectural Historians

April 25
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Brooklyn Senior Center
7727 Memphis Ave., Brooklyn
12:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
April 25
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Ross DeJohn Community Center
6306 Marsol Rd., Mayfield Heights
6:30 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
April 26
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Orange Village Hall
4600 Lander Rd., Orange
6:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society

April 30
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Warrensville Heights Library
4415 Northfield Rd., Warrensville Heights
6:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
May 12
SNOOP! The College Club
2348 Overlook Rd., Cleveland Heights
10:00 a.m. - , FREE, Limited to CRS Members
Cleveland Restoration Society

May 16
Arts Day & Governor's Awards for the Arts Luncheon
Columbus Athenaeum
32 N. 4th St., Columbus
12:00 p.m. - , $$$ Registration now available  
Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation

May 22
2018 Celebration of Preservation
Playhouse Square Ohio Theatre
1511 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
5:00 p.m.  - $$, Registration to open in April
American Institute of Architects, Cleveland Restoration Society 

Job Christiansen, editor | Cleveland Restoration Society | 216-426-1000 |