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about advocacy efforts, and a calendar of events.
Nominations for Trust’s 11 Most Endangered Due
send submissions by January 12
11 Most Endangered Historic Places List,
issued annually to raise awareness of historic sites at
risk from neglect, lack of maintenance, insufficient
funds, inappropriate development or insensitive public
policy, marks its 20th anniversary in 2007.
Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, pictured
above, was on the 2006 list. Nominations
for the 2007 list are now being accepted,
with a postmark due date of Friday, January 12,
2007. The National Trust uses three primary criteria
to determine the finalists: significance, urgency, and
potential solutions. The 2007 list will be announced in
May. If you are interested in nominating an
endangered property, please work closely with the
National Trust Midwest Regional Office
to improve chances for a successful nomination.
Calendar of Events
what to do, when to do it, and where to go
"Cedar Lee, 1880 through tomorrow"
Visit the past, present, and future of the Cedar-Lee
commercial district at this exhibition of historic
photos and drawings at Heights Arts at the Library,
2340 Lee Road. An opening reception will be held on
Janury 13 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. with the exhibit
open through February 24, Tuesday - Sunday 1:00 -
5:00 p.m. The exhibit is presented by Heights Arts,
the Cleveland Heights Landmark
Commission, the Cleveland
Heights Historical Society, and FutureHeights.
“Energy, Oil & National Security”
Recent discussions about regional economic
development have been focusing on how to build on
our economic strengths and create sustainable jobs
for the future. Ronald B. Richard, President and CEO
The Cleveland Foundation, will discuss how the
foundation is working to develop an advanced energy
strategy to create jobs and improve Ohio's economy
while contributing to national security and
environmental quality. The event, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
at the Glickman-Miller Hall Atrium, 1717 Euclid
Avenue, is presented by the Levin College Forum, a
program of the Center for Civic Education in the
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs,
Cleveland State University. It is free and open to
the public, but registration is
“The Cleveland Cultural Gardens”
Cleveland Botanical Garden in welcoming Dr.
George Parras, president of The Cleveland Cultural
Garden Federation, as he presents a slideshow
featuring the history, beauty, and future restoration
plans of these Cleveland landmarks gardens within
Rockefeller Park. The 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. event requires
advance registration by calling 216-721-1600 ext.
143 and a fee ($8/member, $15/non-member).
CRS New Members' Reception
Cleveland Restoration Society as we
welcome new and prospective members
to tour our headquarters, meet our staff and
trustees, and learn more about our programs and
events. Historic Preservation Consultant Ted Sande
will give a presentation about the importance of
preserving the architecture of the recent past. He
will discuss how all styles of historical structures
must be measured in terms of their value as
important examples of what our civilization has
produced. Refreshments will be served. Current
members are welcome to attend with a guest who is
interested in joining the Society. The reception will
from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., with the presentation starting
at 6:00 p.m. Please
RSVP with the name of your
“HouseMender University – Choosing a New
Cleveland Heights’ Home Repair Resource Center will
offer this free workshop with Jim Ellia of Efficient
Heating & Cooling. Learn what questions to ask when
replacing your furnace or boiler and find our more
about proper sizing, efficiency, and desirable
features. The 7:00 p.m. event is open to all
Cleveland Heights residents and will be held at HRRC's
Office/Teaching Center, 2520 Noble Road. Reserve
your seat by calling 216-381-9560.
Progress Through Preservation's Annual
Open to the public, the annual meeting of Akron's
Progress Through Preservation will be held at
p.m. at the Martin University Center in downtown
Akron. The evening will include a presentation by
Mitchell Kahan, director and CEO of the Akron Art
Museum, who will speak on "Old Meets New:The
Akron Art Museum in the 21st Century." The deadline
for dinner reservations is Wednesday, January 24.
Contact Rosemary Reymann at 330-867-8621 for
more information and to make reservations.
Save the date for these upcoming
Underground Railroad tour of Cleveland
In collaboration with the
Cleveland Metroparks, the
Cleveland Restoration Society is offering a bus tour
of Cleveland’s Underground Railroad history. Included
on the tour are stops at historical sites such as St.
John’s Episcopal Church in Ohio City and the Cozad-
Bates House in University Circle. Contact
Erin Dorsey for more information.
“Moreland Courts: Urban Living at is
Join the Cleveland
Restoration Society for our annual benefit and
see Cleveland’s historic Moreland Courts complex in a
whole new light. Designed and constructed in the
1920s as an apartment development highlighting
English architectural styles, the complex of twelve
buildings has been home to many of Cleveland's
leading citizens throughout the years. Part of the
Shaker Square Historic District, it is also listed in the
National Register of Historic Places. The evening
gala will feature delicious food and excellent
entertainment in an interesting and historic setting.
Deanna Bremer Fisher for more information.