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.

May 2018 Preservation News & Events
Annual Celebration of Preservation Awards 
 
 
The Celebration of Preservation Awards is an annual event that honors the best in regional preservation awarded by the Cleveland Restoration Society and the American Institute of Architects Cleveland. This year the jury selected thirteen projects to receive recognition based on quality, preservation standards, risk, innovation and community impact.
 
Join us for our historic preservation awards and learn how buildings were transformed to revitalize neighborhoods and communities. Judge Raymond Pianka will be honored posthumously with the Robert C. Gaede Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
Mingle with building owners, developers and project partners at the festive reception following the awards program.  

Tickets $20/AIA and CRS Members and $30/Non-members

Thank you to our Pillar Sponsors Marous Brothers Construction, Sandvick Architects, K & D, Jamieson Ricca Fenestration and Cornice Sponsors Coon Restoration and Sealants, Inc, The K Company and Novogradac.

Cleveland's Superior Arts District Development Stokes Optimism       
Photo by Lisa DeJong

The hush along Superior Avenue just east of downtown Cleveland belies what's happening behind the walls of former garment factories lining the street.
Since 2014, a single owner has purchased 10 buildings and nine pieces of land, most of them parking lots, along the corridor. That company, GBX Group, is now the largest stakeholder in the Superior Arts District - and one driving force of a potential transformation.
Dozens of artists labor in the district, where expansive windows, huge spaces and cheap rents lend themselves to studios. Now those tenants are, by turns, hopeful and anxious as new investors swoop in and development sidles closer from the west and south.
Preservation Month Webinar Series 
 
Join Heritage Ohio on Wednesdays in May for their Preservation Month webinar series! Heritage Ohio is partnering with the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions to bring you a series of webinars in May aimed at helping your local design review board. Expert speakers from across the country will cover topics including: Legal Issues (5/2); Meeting Procedures (5/9); Standards & Guidelines (5/16); Preservation Planning (5/23); and Public Outreach (5/30). Stay tuned to www.heritageohio.org for information on registration. These webinars will be free for members of Heritage Ohio or members of NAPC.

Free webinars are a benefit of membership in Heritage Ohio. Thank you for your support! You can
join or renew here .
 
   

2018 US/ICOMOS Symposium Call for Papers
 
The 2018 US/ICOMOS Symposium Program Committee invites abstracts for papers to be shared within a Culture-Nature Journey that explores the growing understanding that cultural and natural heritage are inextricably linked in many landscapes and waterscapes. Effective and long lasting conservation of these places depends on better integration of these 'entangled dimensions'. This symposium builds on, and advances,  the Nature-Culture Journey at the IUCN World Conservation Congress (2016) and the Culture-Nature Jpurney at the ICOMOS Triennial General Assembly. Sessions at the US/ICOMOS Symposium will further explore the interconnections of cultural and natural heritage and ways to shape long-term sustainable conservation. Submit your papers by May 15 for the 2018 Symposium on November 13-14, 2018 in San Francisco.

AARP Community Challenge 2018

We know it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. The AARP Community Challenge funds projects that build momentum for local change to improve livability for all residents. In 2017, the AARP Community Challenge awarded 88 grants.

2018 TIMELINE
  • March 21: Launch of the 2018 AARP Community Challenge 
  • May 16: Applications are due by 5 pm ET
  • June 25: Winning applicants will be notified by email by this date
  • November 5: All projects must be completed 
  • December 3: After Action Reports due


Join Ohio Open Doors
Help Ohioans discover your community's amazing heritage. Become a host site for Ohio Open Doors--a ten-day event when Ohio historic buildings and landmarks open their doors for special tours and events. Participating in Ohio Open Doors will help you:
  • Stimulate tourists' interest in landmarks and architecture in your community
  • Create a time for members of your community to connect with you and each other
  • Promote, educate and inspire pride in Ohio's amazing heritage
  • Create an event that out-of-town tourists and community members will love
Register by May 30 to host an event for a chance to apply for a limited number of small-dollar stipends to help with out-of-pocket costs.

2018 State Historic Preservation Office Awards
      
Ohio History Connection logo
Do you know of a great rehabilitation project? A special person or group who should be recognized for a significant preservation effort? An effective program, event or campaign that increased awareness of historic preservation?

Each year, the Ohio History Connection's State Historic Preservation Office recognizes achievements in historic preservation by presenting awards in two categories: Public Education and Awareness, and Preservation Merit. People, organizations, businesses and public agencies are eligible for the awards.
 
Call for Papers: Alternative to the Present
 
 
The Cleveland Urban Design Collective (CUDC) and Kent State College of Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED) are excited to host an interdisciplinary conference on the future of urban agendas. The "Alternatives to the Present" conference will take place November 1-2, 2018 in Cleveland. This call for papers seeks a wide array of projects, propositions, and disciplinary critique from the fields of architecture, planning, sociology, urban geography, and allied disciplines. The conference is in collaboration with The Architecture, Media, Politics, Society (AMPS) platform, which is an international nonprofit research organization.
 
Abstracts are due June 5, 2018 and registration opens July 1, 2018. Any questions should be directed to CUDC Senior Urban Designer Jeff Kruth.  
 
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

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.
 
Calendar
   
May 1
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Euclid City Hall
585 E. 222nd St., Euclid
6:30 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
 
May 1
Cleveland Heights' "Emerald Necklace": Parks, Property, and Politics
Heights Main Library
2345 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission, Cleveland Heights Historical Society, Heights Library
 
May 2
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Bedford City Hall
165 Center Rd., Bedford
6:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
 
May 2
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Mayfield Library
500 SOM Center Rd., Mayfield
6:30 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
 
May 3
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Beachwood City Hall
25325 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood
6:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
 
May 7
Heritage Home Program Info Session
North Olmsted Community Cabin
28114 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted
6:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
 
May 10
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Olmsted Falls City Hall
26100 Bagley Rd., Olmsted Falls
6:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
 
May 9
From the Shakers to Shaker Heights Park: The Curious History of Why a Part of Cleveland Heights Once Called Itself 'The Real Shaker Heights'
Heights Main Library
2345 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission, Cleveland Heights Historical Society, Heights Library
 
May 11
Jen Adams A View From My Neighborhood: Gallery Opening & Preview
Shaker Historical Society
16740 South Park Blvd., Shaker Heights
6:00 - 8:00 p.m., FREE, RSVP 216-921-1201
Shaker Historical Society
 
May 12
Cleveland Heights Rocks and Waters Tour 2018: Shaw Brook Gulch
Lutheran High East parking lot
1400 Yellowstone Rd., Cleveland Heights
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., FREE, Reservations Required, 216-291-4878
Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission, Cleveland Heights Historical Society, Heights Library
 
May 15
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Middleburg Heights City Hall
15700 Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights
6:00 p.m., FREE
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 16
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Rocky River Library
1600 Hampton Rd., Rocky River
6:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
 
May 17
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Pepper Pike City Hall
2800 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike
6:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
 
May 17
Heritage Home Program Info Session
University Heights City Hall
Warrensville Center Rd., University Heights
6:30 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
 
May 21
Why Preservation? Feat. Margaret Lann of the Cleveland Restoration Society
Heights Main Library
2345 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission, Cleveland Heights Historical Society, Heights Library
 
May 22
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Oberlin Library
65 S. Main St., Oberlin
6:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
 
May 24
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Strongsville Public Library
18700 Westwood Dr., Strongsville
6:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
 
May 25
WRAH Tour of The Kirtland Temple
The Kirtland Temple
7809 Joseph St., Kirtland
6:00 p.m. - , FREE, RSVP to Sarah Klann (216) 226-2820 or email saklann@netzero.net by May 21
Western Reserve Architectural Historians
 
May 26
Oberlin Architecture History Walk
Tour starts at Southeast corner of Tappan Square, at the intersection of Main and College, Oberlin
5:00 p.m., FREE to OHC Members, $, Reservations Required
Oberlin History Center
 
May 27
"Historically Inaccurate" Tour of the Monroe House, Schoolhouse, and Jewett House
Tour starts at Oberlin History Center's Monroe House
73 ½ S. Professor St., Oberlin
10:00 a.m., FREE to OHC Members, $, Reservations Required
Oberlin History Center
 
May 29
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Porter Library
27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake
6:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
 
May 31
Heritage Home Program Info Session
Barlow Community Center
41 South Oviatt St., Hudson
6:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society
 

 
Save the Date
 

June 2
Cain Park Behind the Scenes Tour
Meet at top of Cain Park Sledding Hill by Taylor Rd. near Superior Rd.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., FREE, Reservations Required, 216-291-4878
Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission, Cleveland Heights Historical Society, Heights Library
 
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., Registration  
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 22
Beer, Brats & Bunting
Sarah Benedict House & Garden
3751 Prospect Ave., Cleveland
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cleveland Restoration Society
 

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


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