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.

October 2018 Preservation News & Events
Country Life in Daisy Hill: 2018 Cleveland Restoration Society Benefit


Join us to celebrate historic preservation and our recent nomination of Roundwood Manor to the National Register of Historic Places. Our benefit begins with tours of this remarkable country estate of the Van Sweringen brothers that we hope to preserve for future generations.

Following Roundwood tours, the party moves to  The Country Club with drinks, entertainment and a traditional Sunday dinner inspired by the season. The Golden Age comes to life through ragtime music, silent films and tales of the Vans spun by Cleveland storyteller Dan Ruminiski.
Individual tickets are $250 or 
Sponsorships for table of eight begin at $2500

Roundwood Tours are from 4 to 5pm
The Country Club Reception begins at 5:30pm

Don't Miss our Silent Auction with a week stay at a beautifully renovated cottage near Charlottesville, VA and a Private Tour of Playhouse Square with Four Tickets to Les Miz.  

Sponsors include BakerHostetler, Denk Associates, Frost Architectural Preservation, Inc., Hiti DiFrancesco and Siebold, Jamieson Ricca Fenestration, Mansour Gavin, Paskevich & Associates and Playhouse Square. 
National Trust Seeks New President and CEO

The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) requests nominations and candidates to lead the organization after Stephanie Meeks, current President and CEO, steps down at the close of this year. NTHP protects significant places representing our diverse cultural experience by taking direct action and inspiring broad public support. The President and CEO works in conjunction with the Board of Trustees to provide strategic vision with a collaborative partnership approach needed to enable the organization to continue to lead and drive the evolution of the preservation movement.

You may also email your resume and letter of interest to Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence.

Employment Opportunity at CRS

The Administrative Assistant has the opportunity to join Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) as an entry level, part-time staff person (24-30 hours per week) for all administrative affairs of the Cleveland Restoration Society. The Administrative Assistant reports to the Business & Accounting Manager, works closely with the President, and program staff.

Volunteer for Heritage Ohio's Preservation and Revitalization Conference
Attention prospective volunteers: Heritage Ohio has a limited number of volunteer needs for the conference, assisting with attendee registration, and session monitoring. Sign up for a half-day on Monday or Tuesday, attend the other half-day of the conference free. Or, sign up to assist Wednesday morning, and attend the keynote luncheon for free! Thank you in advance for your assistance!

New Faces at CRS 
Two new staff joined us in September as Heritage Home Program (HHP) Assistants. As
HHP Assistants, they schedule site visits, conduct color consults, and introduce homeowners to the program.

Jessica Beam has a M.A. in Historic Preservation from Ursuline College and previously worked as a Park Ranger at James A. Garfield National Historic Site.

Emma Kopp has a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology and Religion from Denison University.

Welcome Jessica and Emma!

Undesign the Redline Comes to Cleveland

Enterprise Community Partners, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and Mt. Pleasant Now Development Corporation are hosting  Undesign the Redline, an interactive exhibit exploring the history of race, class and U.S. housing policy, and how this legacy of inequity and exclusion continues to shape our communities. The exhibit is on display at the Mt. Pleasant NOW Development Corporation, located at 13815 Kinsman Rd., in Cleveland. Tours of the exhibit are available on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays between 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m., 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m., and 4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.  

Lakewood to Introduce Unique Tool Lending Program
There are more than 17,000 homes in Lakewood that were constructed 100 years ago. And while these homes comprise Lakewood's charming and unique landscape, they carry their fair share of upkeep. LakewoodAlive is working on giving its residents access to the tools they need to maintain, repair, and update their homes with its proposed Lakewood Tool Box-a tool lending library where members can borrow the tools they need for home improvement.

Much to Do about (Vacant) Lots

Cities across the U.S. Midwest and Rust Belt have long prayed for model citizens like St. Louisan Eltoreon Hawkins. Hawkins has drive: "My vision is to start on the block, in the neighborhood where I live," he says. "I want to stabilize it. I see it as my chance to give back to my immediate community."  
His first step? In 2014, at the age of 21, Hawkins became the first participant in St. Louis' new Mow to Own program - and only then by happenstance. Hawkins had previously bought a two-story, three-bedroom house on Shulte Avenue in the Walnut Park neighborhood of the city's Northside in 2012 for just over $1000. Every two weeks he regularly mowed the empty lot next door, which he assumed was part of his property. It wasn't, as he found out later when he looked up the deed. About the time he discovered the disappointing news, Hawkins met a local alderman who told him that his efforts to maintain the plot would pay off in time. That prediction came true: Hawkins was selected as the first Mow-to-Own participant and had to pay a mere $125 to have the title handed over to him in a public ceremony which the then-mayor of the city attended.

Vote Your Main Street!

Now and until October 26, you can vote once a day for up to five Main Streets that you want to see receive a share of $2 million in American Express funding for preservation projects.

After you vote, enter for a chance to win either a weekly prize drawing or a grand prize drawing from National Geographic.

Click here to explore the projects and start voting today!

2018 Heritage Ohio Annual Preservation and Revitalization Conference

Donovan Rypkema
Join Heritage Ohio and preservationists from across the state at The Metropolitan at the 9 in Cleveland from October 22-24 for the 2018 Preservation and Revitalization Conference. Attend special sessions with the state historic preservation office, covering topics like civil rights and the National Register, GIS mapping, and state and federal historic preservation tax credits. Special guest Donovan Rypkema, Principal for PlaceEconomics and nationally renowned expert on the economic impacts of historic preservation, will also be speaking.

Registration is now open and discounted rates are available at The Metropolitan at the 9 until October 1.  

Register for 2018 PastForward Conference         
The annual National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, PastForward, will take place in San Francisco, from November 13-16, 2018. Registration for the conference opened on July 2. This is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places, and you won't want to miss this year's conference in San Francisco!
October 7
Bike Shaker: Georgian-style Homes
Shaker Historical Museum
16740 South Park Blvd., Cleveland
1:00 - 3:00 p.m., $$, Registration
Shaker Historical Society
October 7
Dining in Akron History
Cocktails at Bob Jones' Classic Car Museum
701 South Broadway St., Akron
3:00 p.m. -, $$$, Contact Janet Little for reservations at (954) 605-1197 or (330) 983-4900
Progress Through Preservation
October 11
Home Maintenance and Efficiency, Presented by Margaret Lann
Cleveland Heights  - University Heights Public Library
2345 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights
7:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society, Cleveland Heights - University Heights Public Library 
October 17
Day Trip to The Garfield Home, Lawnfield; Kirtland Country Club;  
and Historic Kirtland Village
and Temple 
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., $, Contact Betty Franklin (216) 319-0997 to RSVP  
The Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve 
October 21   
Country Life in Daisy Hill: 2018 CRS Benefit
The Country Club
2825 Lander Rd., Pepper Pike
Cleveland Restoration Society
October 22-24
2018 Heritage Ohio Annual Preservation and Revitalization Conference
The Metropolitan at the 9, Cleveland 
Heritage Ohio
October 25
Home Maintenance and Efficiency, Presented by Margaret Lann
Cleveland Heights - University Heights Public Library
2800 Noble Rd., Cleveland 
7:00 p.m., FREE
Cleveland Restoration Society, Cleveland Heights - University Heights Public Library  

Save the Date
November 13-16 
2018 PastForward Conference 
San Francisco  
National Trust for Historic Preservation 

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