June 2008 - Vol. 22, No. 6
Kerri Broome, editor
In This Issue

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The Cleveland Restoration Society brings you breaking news about local, state, and national preservation issues, up-to-the-minute information about advocacy efforts, and a calendar of events.

 Register Today for the Historic House Series
 four workshops to be held in June and July

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens There's still time to register for the Historic House Workshop Series! This summer the Cleveland Restoration Society is teaming up with Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and Progress Through Preservation in Akron to present a series of four Saturday morning workshops for owners of historic homes. Topics for the workshops include Maintenance and Efficiency, Exterior Painting, Landscaping, and a Contractor Discussion Panel. Each class includes a tour of the beautiful Stan Hywet property. The class dates are June 14, June 28, July 12, and July 26 and all classes will be held 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. The cost is $25 per session or $80 when registering for all four at once. To register contact Mark Heppner of Stan Hywet.


 Celebration of Heritage
 stops in Cleveland's Central neighborhood

St. John A.M.E. Church interior dome This year marks a new kind of benefit for the Cleveland Restoration Society as we begin the first in a series of annual events to shine the spotlight on Cleveland's diversity. Our inaugural Celebration of Heritage event will showcase the Central neighborhood and its proud African-American heritage. The evening will include musical entertainment at St. John A.M.E. Church (pictured above), the first black church established in Cleveland, and cocktails and dinner at the Emeritus House, the recently rehabilitated home of the Phillis Wheatley Association. Tables and individual tickets are available. Contact us for more information.


 2008 Preservation Award Winners
 13 projects recognized

Park Lane Villa courtyard Thanks for making the Celebration of Preservation an evening to remember! Together with AIA Cleveland, the Cleveland Restoration Society presented awards to 13 preservation success stories in Northeast Ohio, including Park Lane Villa (pictured here). Click here for a full list of award-winning projects. Thanks to our event sponsors - The Sherwin-Williams Company, Turner Construction, Marous Brothers Construction, Kiczek Builders Inc., Precision Environmental, Snavely Construction, and VIP Restoration, Inc.


 LEED 2009 Open for Public Comment
 period ends 6/22

USGBC logo On May 19 the U.S. Green Building Council opened the first public comment period on LEED 2009, the next evolution of the LEED green building certification system. LEED 2009 represents a reorganization of the existing LEED rating systems for commercial buildings, combined with a series of major technical advancements focused on improving energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions, and addressing other environmental and human health outcomes. LEED 2009, coupled with an expanded third-party certification program and significant enhancements to LEED Online, make up LEED Version 3.0. The public comment period is open until June 22.


 2008 11 Most Endangered List Announced
 National Trust's 21st annual installment

Buffalo's Peace Bridge neighborhood On May 20 in New York City, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named the 2008 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, an annual list that highlights important examples of the nation's architectural, cultural and natural heritage that are at risk for destruction or irreparable damage. This year's list includes California's State Park System, Charity Hospital and adjacent neighborhood in New Orleans, and Buffalo's Peace Bridge Neighborhood (above). Photo by Catherine Schweitzer.


 Caucus to Receive Trust Award
 Congressman Mike Turner recognized

Mike Turner (R-OH) On June 3 the Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus will receive a Restore America award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and HGTV. The award ceremony will be held at the Library of Congress. The caucus, now exclusively in the House of Representatives, numbers 120. It was established in 2003 by Representatives Michael Turner (R-OH), pictured here, and Brad Miller (D-NC) as a forum in Congress for Members who understand the value of America's heritage and foster national public policies to protect it.


 Free "Great Window Webinars"
 next session is 7/22

Traditional Building magazine is offering free opportunities to learn more about working with historic windows from the comfort of your office or home. Produced by Clem Labine's Traditional Building, Clem Labine's Period Homes, and the Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference. The next webinar, "The Dos and Don'ts of Traditional Windows," is scheduled for July 22 at 2:00 p.m. Click here to learn more or register to participate.


 Oberlin Walking Tours
 perfect for family reunions, club meetings or field trips

Oberlin's Tappan Square This spring and summer the Oberlin Heritage Center will offer walking tours for groups of all ages. "A Walk through Time: Tour the History of Oberlin through the Landmarks around Tappan Square" offers residents and visitors alike the chance to broaden their appreciation for Oberlin's history. There is a small per-person fee. The tour will also be offered to individuals on specific days. Advance reservations are necessary. Contact the Center for more information or to make reservations at 440-774-1700. Photo by Art Ripley.


 Position Announcement

The Ohio Historical Society is seeking a highly experienced historic preservation professional to serve as Director of Historic Preservation & Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. The position reports to the Deputy Executive Director and manages all operations of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, including 27 staff with a $1.7 million annual operating budget. The opening will be filled as soon as possible. For more information or to apply online contact the OHS Human Resource Office.


 2008 National Preservation Conference: Tulsa
 registration is now open

Make sure to register early for this year's National Preservation Conference, to be held in Tulsa October 21 -25. Plan to see this unique and funky mid-size town which has a wealth of Native American and African American historic sites and stories to tell, terrific mid-century architecture (both commercial and residential), revitalized historic districts, and world-class museums. Register early to have the best selection of field sessions.


 News from the Sarah Benedict House

The past few weeks have brought some changes to the staff of the Cleveland Restoration Society, as we say goodbye to two friends and welcome a new one. Sarah Beimers has moved with her family to Minnesota, where she has accepted the position of Senior Project Manager with the Historic Sites Division of the Minnesota Historical Society. Erin Dorsey is departing CRS to become Public Relations Manager in the office of City of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson. Best wishes to you both!

We are delighted to have Jamie Phillips and Breanna Boulton join our technical staff as Historic Preservation Specialists. They will be assisting homeowners in the Heritage Home Program in Cuyahoga and Summit counties, providing preservation-based technical assistance and facilitating low-interest loans and rehabilitation projects. Welcome!


 Calendar of Events
 what to do, where to do it, and when to go

June 3
How to Build a Better Budget
Idea Center at Playhouse Square
1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
4:30 - 6:30 p.m., registration required,
216-771-4444 x. 3258
Playhouse Square, ideastream, KeyBank

June 4
"Painting Your Old House"
Richfield Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.
4410 W. Streetsboro Rd., Richfield
Richfield Town Trust
Cleveland Restoration Society

June 6
Brown Bag Lunch Forum: Cohousing for Cleveland
11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., registration required
Cleveland State University
Glickman-Miller Hall, 1717 Euclid Avenue, Atrium
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

June 12
"Renovating an Old House on a Budget"
7:00 p.m., reservations required, 216-781-3222
Franklin Circle Christian Church, 7:00 p.m.
1688 Fulton Road, Cleveland
Ohio City Near West Development Corporation

June 14
"Burning Money: Maintenance & Energy Efficiency of Old Houses"
9:00 - 10:30a.m., registration required, $$
Part of the Historic House Workshop Series
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron
Cleveland Restoration Society
Progress Through Preservation

June 14
"Behind the Scenes" Tour of Cain Park
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., rain or shine
Park in the Taylor Academy parking lot, $
Call 216-291-4878 to register
City of Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission
The Cleveland Heights Historical Society

June 18
"Maintenance and Energy Efficiency for your Older Home"
Stratford Place, Madison, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Historical Society
Cleveland Restoration Society

June 19
Race, Politics and Cities: 40 Years after the Stokes Era
4:00 - 6:30 p.m., registration required
Cleveland State University
Glickman-Miller Hall, 1717 Euclid Avenue, Atrium
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

June 20
First Regional Learning Network Session
Youngstown, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Cleveland-Pittsburgh-Youngstown Learning Network

June 21
SNOOP! of Heritage Lane
10:00 a.m., free to members, RSVP
Cleveland Restoration Society

June 23
"Painting Your Old House"
West River Library Branch, 7:00 p.m.
1194 West River Road North, Elyria
Elyria Public Library
Cleveland Restoration Society

June 22
Fourth Annual Brooklyn Centre Riverside Cemetery Garden Tour
3607 Pearl Road, Cleveland
1:00 - 5:00 p.m., advance tickets available, $
Contact Gloria Ferris, 216-351-0254

June 25
Cozad-Bates House Historic Marker Dedication Ceremony
11508 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, 3:00 p.m.
University Circle Inc.

June 24
"Blue Vinyl" Screening
Akron Public Library, downtown branch, 6:30 p.m.
West Hill Neighborhood Organization

June 28
"House Makeover: Exterior Painting of Your Old House"
9:00 - 10:30a.m., registration required, $$
Part of the Historic House Workshop Series
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron
Cleveland Restoration Society
Progress Through Preservation

June 29
Public Opening Ceremony for 1916 Building Main Floor
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cleveland Museum of Art


 Save the Date!

July 12
"Historic Landscapes: The Marriage of House and Gardens"
9:00 - 10:30a.m., registration required, $$
Part of the Historic House Workshop Series
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron
Cleveland Restoration Society
Progress Through Preservation

July 26
"Replace or Repair? Ask a Contractor"
9:00 - 10:30a.m., registration required, $$
Part of the Historic House Workshop Series
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron
Cleveland Restoration Society
Progress Through Preservation

July 26
Celebration of Heritage
The Cleveland Restoration Society's 2008 benefit will shine the spotlight on Cleveland's Central neighborhood and include visits to St. John A.M.E. Church and Emeritus House, home of the Phillis Wheatley Association. Contact CRS for more information.


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