July 2008 - Vol. 22, No. 7
Kerri Broome, editor
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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.

 2008 Benefit will be held July 26
 celebrate the Central neighborhood!

Robert P. Madison, FAIA Make plans now to join the Cleveland Restoration Society and honorary chair Robert P. Madison, FAIA for our 2008 benefit showcasing the Central neighborhood and its proud African-American heritage. The benefit will include a musical program at St. John A.M.E. Church, the first black church established in Cleveland, and a tour of Emeritus House, the recently rehabilitated home of the Phillis Wheatley Association. Tables begin at $1,500 and individual tickets are available for $175 each. Call 216- 426-3111 for more information.

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 2008 Annual Meeting Notice

Sarah Benedict House This year's Annual Meeting of the Cleveland Restoration Society will take place on Wednesday morning, July 16, at 9:00 a.m. at the Sarah Benedict House, 3751 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland. Light refreshments will be served following a business meeting to elect the new slate of trustees. RSVP to Felicia Hall.


 Federal Tax Credit Update
 FY2007 annual report details achievements

The National Park Service approved 1045 historic rehabilitation tax credit projects, valued at a record $4.34 billion of private investment in fiscal year 2007. The entire 2007 annual report is available as a PDF from the National Park Service.


 Cuyahoga County Supports Projects
 to expand arts opportunities for residents

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) has recently announced approval of 54 grants worth nearly $1 million, ranging in value from $2,150 to $50,000. The CAC's Project Support grant program provides funding to Cuyahoga County-based non-profit cultural organizations on a matching basis. See a full list of the award recipients.


 Marker Dedicated at Cozad-Bates House
 festive ceremony for historic landmark

Cozad-Bates House window detail "More Clevelanders need to know about this house," stated Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell at the dedication of an Ohio Historical Society historical marker at the Cozad-Bates House in University Circle on June 25. Event participants also included Joan Southgate of Restore Cleveland Hope; Chris Ronayne of University Circle Inc.; representatives of the Ohio Historical Society and the Cleveland Restoration Society; Robert Jaquay of The George Gund Foundation; and Robert P. Madison of Robert P. Madison International, the architectural firm assisting with the restoration. Just the day before, Governor Ted Strickland authorized $100,000 in support of the $3 million goal for the house's restoration.


 Cleveland Heights Preservation Awards
 nomination deadline is 8/22

Cleveland Heights The Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission is now accepting nominations for its annual historic preservation awards. The deadline for submission is Friday, August 22. Call 216-291-4885 for more information.


 Lakewood Recognized
 national attention for a terrific city!

Lakewood The Old House Journal has named Lakewood, Ohio as "One of the Best Places to Buy an Old House" in the country. The Cleveland Restoration Society's Heritage Home Program(SM) is mentioned in the article, thanks to Paula Reed, Lakewood activist and former Lakewood Historical Society board member.


 Oberlin Heritage Center Receives Award
 exceptional gift to local preservation partner

Oberlin Heritage Center The Oberlin Heritage Center, a Local Partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is the recipient of a $1 million grant from the Richard R. Hallock Foundation. The gift establishes a permanent endowment, the income of which is to be used in support of the executive director position. This is an exciting endorsement of this wonderful local organization!


 Blodgett Lectures Available on DVD
 purchase from the Oberlin Heritage Center

"The Social History of American Architecture" is a new DVD presenting the written lectures of the late Professor of History Geoffrey Blodgett with accompanying slides from his popular Oberlin College course that focused on the evolution of the American built environment from the 17th to the 20th centuries. The course also touched upon issues of community development, urban growth and planning, landscape architecture, and historic preservation. The DVD is available from the Oberlin Heritage Center's Museum Store.


 Free Opportunity for Teachers
 "Teaching with Historic Places"

The Ohio Historical Society is hosting a Teacher Open House on July 24 and the Buckeye Council for History Education Conference July 24-25. These events will feature Beth Boland, head of the National Park Service's Teaching with Historic Places program, which uses properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, and civics lessons. The open house, to provide information about the resources available to history educators, will be held July 24 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Ohio Historical Center. It is free and open to all educators. The conference requires registration and has a fee.


 News from Washington, DC
 familiar face, new position

Martha Raymond, who served the historic preservation community so well for many years as the Department Head for Technical Preservation Services at the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, has recently accepted the position of National Coordinator for Heritage Areas at the Washington Headquarters of the National Park Service.


 News from the Sarah Benedict House

CRS is pleased to welcome a new addition to the Sarah Benedict House, the Living in Cleveland Center (LICC). LICC, led by executive director Jeff Kipp, now occupies an office on the top floor of the house. Founded in 1983, LICC is a non-profit community development organization dedicated to promoting the livability of Cleveland neighborhoods.

On a more personal note, CRS office manager Pam Petrowski is happily welcoming a new addition of her own, her son Darin Michael born Sunday, June 22 at 12:52 a.m. Little Darin weighed in at 7 lbs 4 oz. and 20" inches long. Mom and baby are at home and well. Congratulations!


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

July 8
Oberlin Historical Marker Dedication
New Union Center for the Arts
39 S. Main Street, 12:00 p.m.
Oberlin Heritage Center

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 12-13
Lake Anna Arts and Crafts Festival
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lake Anna Park, Barberton
City of Barberton Parks and Recreation

July 19
Cycle Canalway
Registration required
Cleveland Metro Parks Canalway Center
E.49th Street, Cuyahoga Heights
Ohio Canal Corridor

July 20
Taste of Tremont
1:00 - 8:00 p.m., Professor Street, Cleveland
Restore Tremont

July 22
"The Dos and Don'ts of Traditional Windows"
Great Window Webinar, 2:00 p.m., register
Clem Labine's Traditional Building

July 24
Teacher Open House
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ohio Historical Center, Columbus
Ohio Historical Society

July 24-25
Buckeye Council for History Education Conference
Registration required
Ohio Historical Center, Columbus
Ohio Historical Society

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
St. John A.M.E. Church, 5:30 p.m.
2261 E. 40th Street, Cleveland
RSVP by July 11
Cleveland Restoration Society


 Save the Date!

September 24 - 26
National Historic Tax Credit Conference
The Blackstone Hotel, Chicago
National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers


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