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.

November 2018 Preservation News & Events
2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Street Winners Announced
Photo Courtesy of Erin Sullivan
The Women's Building, San Francisco, CA
Photo Courtesy of Erin Sullivan
In 2018, the National Trust, American Express, and Main Street America headed back to Main Street for our annual Partners in Preservation campaign with a focus on sites that celebrate the fight for equality. Each of the sites featured in this campaign have played a role in the development of a more diverse nation.

On October 29, the National Trust announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation campaign. The 11 winning sites received a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects. At the outset of the campaign, an additional $400,000 was allocated to the 20 Main Street communities that participated in the program to increase public awareness of the importance of these historic places and build grassroots support for the participating Main Street districts.

National Park Service Releases Report on Economic Impact of HTC
Beyond the National Park System, the National Park Service (NPS) is part of a national preservation partnership working to promote the preservation of historic resources in communities small and large throughout the country. For the past 40 years, the NPS, in partnership with the State Historic Preservation Offices, has administered the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program. The program provides a 20% Federal tax credit to property owners who undertake a substantial rehabilitation of a historic building in a business or income-producing use while maintaining its historic character. The National Park Service, in conjunction with Rutgers University, has published its Annual Report on the Economic Impact of the Federal Historic Tax Credit for FY 2017.
Employment Opportunities at CRS

The Cleveland Restoration Society is seeking a part-time Technology Specialist and a full-time Membership and Marketing Assistant for the development office.  
The Technology Specialist has the opportunity to join a non-profit as a part time employee with a significant amount of responsibility. The Technology Specialist reports to the Chief Operating Officer and works closely with the President, COO, and program staff.

The Membership and Marketing Assistant has the opportunity to join a non-profit as an entry level full time employee with a significant amount of responsibility. The Membership and Marketing Assistant reports to the Manager of Development and Publications and works closely with the Marketing & Events Specialist.

CRS Welcomes New Staff to the HHP
Joining our team in October, Audrey Thomas rounds out the Heritage Home Program Staff.  
Audrey received her Masters of Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia. She is excited to work with homeowners to maintain and improve their historic properties and explore Cleveland and its history! 
Audrey will be the Heritage Home Program Associate serving the Northeast region of Cuyahoga County.

Welcome Audrey!

Marquard Mansion Demolished after Years of Neglect
Photo Courtesy of Gus Chan, The Plain Dealer

Philip H. Marquard transformed a modest farmhouse on Warren Road into a mansion starting in the early 1900s, adding room-by-room as his family - once one of the best-known names in the Northeast Ohio homebuilding and millwork business - grew.
On [October 15], a crew started dismantling Marquard's mammoth, white house, leaving the lawn strewn with decapitated columns, wood scraps, worn bathtubs and warped metal. The home, which housed dozens of Marquards and, later, renters, quickly went to rubble.

Country Life in Daisy Hill Benefit & Auction
Dan Ruminski, Cleveland storyteller, entertained guests with stories of the Vans in the Pine Room of the Phillip Small designed Country Club

Guests enjoy one of the many rooms in Roundwood Manor
Thank you to all of the sponsors and attendees of our recent benefit at Roundwood Manor and The Country Club. Attendees enjoyed an elegant evening with tours at Roundwood Manor followed by a festive reception and sit-down dinner at The Country Club. The event raised $20,000 that will support the ongoing programs and publications of the Cleveland Restoration Society.  
Thank you to our sponsors: Baker Hostetler, Denk Associates, Frost  
Architectural Preservation, JamiesonRicca, MansourGavin, Paskevich & Associates and Playhouse Square.  
Two silent auction still remain available online for bids through December 5 th. Be sure to place your bid for your chance to win.

Heritage Ohio Annual Conference Presentations Available 
Were you unable to attend the Heritage Ohio Conference in October? Or did you attend a presentation but wish you could take a longer look at the slides? Fear not, Heritage Ohio has made many of its sessions available for viewing online!
Heights High and Cleveland Restoration Society Receive Awards

Cleveland Heights High and Cleveland Restoration Society were recognized with awards at the Heritage Ohio Annual Conference in October.

Heights High received Heritage Ohio's " Best Public Building Rehabilitation Award." Cleveland Heights Board of Education President Jim Posch said "Winning the 'Best Public Building Rehabilitation' award is an honor for our school district and our community. We appreciate the support of FutureHeights for helping to make this happen. This honor gives me a great sense of pride for my community and all the great people who worked so hard on the project."

Cleveland Restoration Society's Heritage Home Program received Heritage Ohio's "Best Public-Private Partnership Award." Tom Jorgensen, Chief Operating Officer of Cleveland Restoration Society, Elizabeth Murphy, Board Member, and Tony Hiti, Board President, accepted the award on behalf of the Heritage Home Program.

The Heritage Home Program (HHP)partners with Cuyahoga County, Lucas County, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, and the Treasurer of State of Ohio to "buy down" the interest rate in order to make home rehab more affordable. In 1992, the Cleveland Restoration Society launched a housing rehabilitation program in two City of Cleveland neighborhoods - one east, one west.
In 2001, the program expanded into other areas in the region as the Heritage Home Program.
Over 25 years after the Program's inception, the HHP has provided 14,000 homeowners with helpful technical advice on over $293 million in projects. Additionally, the program has facilitated over 1,570 low interest loans on projects totaling over $62 million in neighborhood reinvestment.

Cleveland Restoration Society Receives Shaker Heights Award
Image Courtesy of Shaker Heights Landmark Commission

Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) received the 2018 Preservation Award for Excellence in Stewardship from the Shaker Heights Landmark Commission in October.

The award was in recognition of CRS's extensive restoration work that saved the 2834 Courtland Boulevard property. The commission said "the work to this home exemplifies the value of preserving and investing in Shaker Heights' historic built environment."
(Pictured from left to right: Kathleen Crowther, CRS President; Scott Holbrook, CRS Board Member; Greg Frost, CRS Board Member) 
Vibrant Neo Champion Awards Luncheon

Attend the Vibrant NEO Champion Awards Luncheon on November 14, from 11:30am to 2pm at Cleveland State University. This is an opportunity to talk about how we can make Northeast Ohio a more equitable, sustainable and economically successful region, and recognize our top stewards leading the way!

Sacred Landmarks Repair & Restoration Workshop

Learn how to plan a survey and develop a plan of action to save your sacred buildings from ongoing maintenance and repair. A panel of experts in building and construction trades will help participants know what to look for in accessing your building from roofs to electrical and plumbing, stained glass to detailed information about the City of Cleveland Fa├žade ordinance.
Held at Trinity Commons on November 29, 2018. The workshop is free and open to facility directors and building trustees, but registration is required.  
You can support Cleveland Restoration Society in our mission to revitalize our diverse communities, strengthen the regional economy, and enhance the quality of life in northeastern Ohio .

Now is the time to make a difference. Y our donation can impact endangered properties, help stabilize neighborhoods, promote heritage, and assist sacred spaces.  Contribute to the Annual Fund today!


The first 50 people to donate $75 or more to the Annual Fund will be invited to a special program and tour of Roundwood Manor in Daisy Hill. This exclusive event will take place in January.

November 11
One Step More Women's History Walk
Meet at Flagpoles in SE Corner of Tappan Square
Rt. 58 & College Street, Oberlin
1:00p.m. - 2:15p.m., $, Registration Required  
Oberlin Heritage Center
November 13-16 
2018 PastForward Conference 
San Francisco  
National Trust for Historic Preservation 
November 14
Vibrant Neo Champion Awards Luncheon
Roberta Steinbacher Atrium - CSU, 1717 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
11:30am - 2:00 p.m., $$, Register by November 7  
Vibrant Neo, CSU
November 19
State of the City, Feat. Kevin Kelley, Cleveland City Council President and Ward 13 Councilman
Bonda Room, UR 254, Levin College of Urban Affairs, 1717 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., FREE, Registration Required  
Maxine Goodman College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
November 29
Sacred Landmarks Repair and Restoration Workshop
Trinity Commons, 2230 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m., FREE, Registration Required
Cleveland Restoration Society, Sacred Landmarks Support Initiative 
Save the Date
March 7
Annual Community Luncheon
Westin, Downtown Cleveland
11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.
Cleveland Restoration Society 

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