May 2010 - Vol. 24, No. 5
Kerri Broome, editor
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 2010 Celebration of Preservation
 join us on May 20

2010 Celebration of Preservation Winner All the important elements are in place: we have a gorgeous venue the Hanna Theatre; the after-program hors d'oeuvres have been chosen; and most importantly, 14 outstanding preservation projects have been selected to receive awards (including the beauty pictured here). Now all we need is YOU! RSVP today to attend the 2010 Celebration of Preservation, sponsored by the Cleveland Restoration Society, AIA Cleveland, and AIA Akron. Tickets are $15 per person. The program starts at 5:30 pm, with a reception from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Event sponsors are the Sherwin-Williams Company, Marous Brothers Construction, and Kiczek Builders.

Interested in advertising your business in the event program? There is still space available at very reasonable rates. Contact us immediately!


 May is National Preservation Month
 "Old is the New Green"

The theme for 2010's National Preservation Month this May is "Old is the New Green." By giving Preservation Month the theme of sustainability, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is hopeful communities and organizations across the country will help spread the word that preservation is inherently green. When you reinvest in older and historic buildings, live in a historic home, or even become a member of a local organization like the Cleveland Restoration Society or the National Trust, you support a more sustainable world. Spread the word - "Old is the New Green"!


 Have You Been Snooping Around?
 Here's a sneak peek at what's coming up!

Moreland Courts interior The number one request we receive is for additional opportunities to tour our area's architectural gems. We've listened! Last month we held a special SNOOP at the beautifully restored and state-of-the-art Capitol Theatre. Just this past weekend we SNOOPed at the very interesting, rehabbed Union Gospel Press complex in Tremont, now called Tremont Place Lofts. Next we will be offering you our Celebration of Preservation awards ceremony on Thursday, May 20 at the Hanna Theatre and you can take a look inside some of the incredible spaces of Moreland Courts on June 6. There are also several educational opportunities in May and June around the region featuring our expert technical staff. Check out the Calendar of Events in this newsletter for dates, places, and times. We'll be holding a Beer & Brats party in the garden of the Sarah Benedict House on June 18, hosted by our own board president Joe Marinucci along with trustees Mike Cummins and Gordon Priemer and our annual membership meeting, also in the garden, on July 20.

We're already planning ahead for the fall, too! In September we will have a "CRS Night" at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument on Public Square, and our Community Luncheon will return to the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and feature Mike Jackson, FAIA of Chicago. Mr. Jackson is an expert on the intersect of historic preservation and sustainability. We are very excited to be offering the event this year with a new co-sponsor, the NEO chapter of the US Green Building Council. This is a great new partnership for CRS.

Contact Felicia Hall at 216-426-3110 for more information about any of these events. Photo of Moreland Courts by Marc Golub Photography.


 New Report Illustrates Benefit of Federal Tax Credits
 shows ability to create jobs and stimulate economy

A new report conducted by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, has found that the federal Historic Tax Credit has accounted for the creation of 1.8 million new jobs since its inception in 1976. The report emphasizes the need to expand the historic tax credits program, which would spread the benefits to small, more rural projects nationwide as well as encourage green and sustainable rehab projects. The study shows that jobs created by Historic Tax Credit initiatives are more skilled and higher paying and have generated $198 billion in total output including $29 billion in federal, state, and local taxes.


 Don't Forget to Vote for the National Trust
 the winner receives $200,000

Vote for NT Voting is open through May 23 in the American Express Members Project and TakePart. Cast your vote weekly for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The winner receives $200,000!


 2010 CLG Grant Funds Available
 June 1 deadline

The Ohio Historic Preservation Office has announced a second round of funding for FFY2010 of the Certified Local Government grant program. Approximately $60,000 is expected to be available. The application deadline is June 1 for a project period of August 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011.


 Online Survey of Modern Architecture
 public input wanted

OHPO Recent Past Logo The Ohio Historic Preservation Office has recently launched the "Ohio Modern: Preserving Our Recent Past" project and is asking for help in collecting favorite examples of modern architecture (1945 - 1970) through a brief online survey. You can provide input on events, individuals, buildings, and landscapes that are associated with Ohio's recent past. The information collected will be anonymous but if you would like additional information you may provide your name and contact information at the end.


 Statewide Preservation Photo Contest
 May 21 deadline

camera Heritage Ohio has announced its first-ever photography contest to celebrate the best of Ohio's Preservation and Revitalization movement. Both adults and youth (under 18) are encouraged to participate. Digital high resolution photos are due for submission by May 21. Winners will be announced at Heritage Ohio's annual Preservation and Revitalization Conference on June 17 in Athens, Ohio.


 Forum on Cleveland's Historic Malls
 free and open to the public

Cleveland's Historic Malls Cleveland's historic Malls will be redesigned as part of the new Medical Mart and Convention Center. Contribute your ideas and share in the vision for the future of Cleveland's downtown Malls at a public forum to be held at the Louise Stokes Downtown Public Library, 325 Superior Ave., Cleveland on Thursday, May 6 at 5:30 pm. The forum is being made possible by Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland Public Art, ParkWorks, Cleveland State University, Cleveland Restoration Society, AIA: Cleveland, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Green City Blue Lake Institute, Cleveland Mall Beautification Fund, MMPI, and Cuyahoga County.


 Lakewood Scavenger Hunt
 runs May 15 - 25

The Lakewood Historical Society is celebrating Lakewood's architectural treasures and Preservation Month with a scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt of 20 historic architectural features, all found throughout Lakewood, will run May 15 - 25. The downloadable entry form will be posted on the Lakewood Historical Society website on May 15, 2010. Entries with all correct answers will be entered into a drawing to be held on June 9. Prizes from Lakewood merchants and organizations will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners.


 Akron Window Workshop
 register by June 4

Akron Window Workshop Older wood windows are an important architectural feature, but they often have a bad reputation for being drafty or hard to use. Because we so often hear that "new is better," these workhorses of the window world often end up in the landfill, needlessly wasted. Older wood windows are often made from superior materials and are of superior construction, making them inherently sustainable. Come learn more at a hands-on workshop at Preservation House, 2074 West Market Street, Akron, on June 12 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Preservation Carpenter Bill Hoose will take you through the process of repairing a window step by step, explain all of the parts of a window and its operation, replacement of sash cords, glazing, weather stripping, and many other general repair issues. After the workshop you can practice the techniques using provided windows. The cost for this workshop is $10 for members of any the sponsoring organizations ($20 for non-members). Pre-payment is required. Space is limited. RSVP by June 4 to Sara Hobbs, 216-426-3108. All workshop materials will be provided. The Cleveland Restoration Society is teaming up with Akron partner Progress Through Preservation to offer the seminar, which is made possible by a grant provided by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


 Oberlin History Walks
 lace up your walking shoes!

Oberlin's Tappan Square The Oberlin Heritage Center is offering two neighborhood history walks each week beginning in mid-May and continuing through mid-September for those interested in learning more about Oberlin's powerful history, which has played a significant role in our nation's history. The 60-minute Tappan Square History Walk takes place on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. starting May 14. Participants will learn about early residents and hear stories of triumph and misfortune and walk away with a lively appreciation of Oberlin's unique heritage and buildings. Tickets must be purchased 48 hours in advance. The 75-minute Freedom's Friends History Walk showcases Oberlin's important contributions to the history of abolition and the Underground Railroad and is offered Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. starting May 15. For more information, or to reserve your tickets, contact the Oberlin Heritage Center, 440-774-1700.


 Where is Benedict?
 be the first to give his correct location and win!

"Where's Benedict?" Look at this! Our Benedict has found a found a friend! The home of his new pal is a site you will be hearing more about in the coming weeks ... do you know where this historic site is? If you are the first to send the correct location, you will receive a one-year membership to the Cleveland Restoration Society. Good luck!


 Garden Level Office for Lease
 1,800 SF of fully improved space

Are you looking for affordable, beautifully improved office space in a great location with easy access to the Inner Belt and free parking for your employees and visitors? The Cleveland Restoration Society is making available for lease the garden level of its historic building the Sarah Benedict House for the first time ever. This flexible space in the Midtown Cleveland neighborhood features a private entrance onto Prospect Avenue, three rooms, a restroom, and storage facilities. It is fully accessible by elevator. A kitchen is available for employee use and for catering. As an added benefit, the lovely, restored first floor rooms of the house and the garden, open seasonally, may be reserved for meetings or events. Contact Felicia Hall for more information.


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

May 5
"The American Home Interior: Treatment & Transformation
With CRS's own Kerrington Adams
Old 1871 Town Hall, 7:00 pm
Corner of Routes 611 and 254
Cleveland Restoration Society
Avon Historical Society
Avon Landmarks Preservation Commission

May 6
"The Future of the Malls" Public Forum"
Louise Stokes Downtown Public Library, 5:30 pm
325 Superior Ave., Cleveland

May 6
"The American Home Interior: Treatment & Transformation"
With CRS's own Kerrington Adams
Cleveland Heights Historical Center, 7:00 pm
14391 Superior Rd., Cleveland Heights
Pre-registration is required, 216-291-4878
Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission
Cleveland Heights Historical Society

May 8
"Francis Drury: Patronage and legacy at the Cleveland Play House"
8500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
WRAH members tour, call 216-280-6293
Western Reserve Architectural Historians

May 8
Seven designated areas, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ohio Canal Corridor

May 8
Space for Place: Event One
Live music, photography, and video documentaries
Cleveland Heights Historical Center, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
14391 Superior Rd., Cleveland Heights
City of Cleveland Heights
Cleveland Heights Historical Society

May 9
Mother's Day Walking Tour
2:00 pm, $
Lake View Cemetery

May 11
Conversation about Sustainability with Donovan Rypkema
Capitol Theatre, 9:00 - 11:00 am
1390 W. 65th St., Cleveland, RSVP required
Cleveland Storefront Renovation Program
Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization

May 11
History of Aviation in Lorain County
Talk by Bill Cutcher
Kendal at Oberlin, Heiser Auditorium, 7:15 pm
Oberlin Heritage Center

May 12
Master of Urban Planning Design and Development 20th Anniversary
Miller-Glickman Hall, Roberta Steinbacher Atrium
1717 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

May 12
"Designing an Appropriate Addition for an Old House"
With CRS's own Jamie Bertram
Lakewood Public Library, Main Auditorium, 7:00 pm
Cleveland Restoration Society
Lakewood Historical Society
Lakewood Public Library

May 12
"Houses of the 1950s"
With CRS's own Kerrington Adams
Brook Park Recreation Center, 7:00 pm
17400 Holland Rd.
Brook Park Historical Society

May 15
Tour of the Cultural Gardens in Rockefeller Park
Starts at the Rockefeller Greenhouse, 1:00 pm, $
750 E. 88th St., Cleveland
RSVP to Ellen at 216-791-6476 ext. 255
Famicos Foundation
The Cultural Gardens Society
Rockefeller Park Greenhouse

May 15-16
Weekend in Ohio City
Saturday "Evening in Ohio City", 6:00 pm, $$$
Sunday, Home Tour, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, $
Tickets available online or by calling 216-781-3222
Ohio City Near West Development Corporation

May 17
"Havana's Urban Redevelopment: Learning from the Past and Aiming to the Future"
Lecture by Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez
Case Western Reserve University, Clark Hall, Room 206
11130 Bellflower Rd., Cleveland
Department of History and the Department of Art/Art History

May 20
Celebration of Preservation
Hanna Theatre, 2067 E. 14th St., Cleveland
Cleveland Restoration Society
AIA Cleveland
AIA Akron

May 20
"Cleveland Heights' National Register Historic Districts"
Cleveland Heights Historical Center, 7:00 pm
14391 Superior Rd., Cleveland Heights
Pre-registration is required, 216-291-4878
City of Cleveland Heights
Cleveland Heights Historical Society

May 21
Regional Network Conference: Rebuilding the Cities that Built America
9:00 am - 4:00 pm, register


 Save the Date!

June 6
Moreland Courts Open House
Contact Felicia Hall for more information
Cleveland Restoration Society

June 6
Cleveland Goes Modern Home Tour
1:00 - 3:00 pm, RSVP to Lauren Hansgen, 216-227- 9507
Cleveland Artists Foundation

June 6
Architectural Walking Tour
2:00 pm, $
Lake View Cemetery

June 12
Window Restoration Workshop
Preservation House, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2074 W. Market St., Akron, $
Contact Sara Hobbs for more information
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Progress Through Preservation
Cleveland Restoration Society

June 12
"Schweinfurth Collections at the CPL and the WRAH Annual Meeting"
Cleveland Public Library, Main Building
325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, 3rd Floor
RSVP 6/9, call 216-280-6293
Western Reserve Architectural Historians

June 15-17
Heritage Ohio Annual Conference
"Cultivating Community & Tending to Tradition"
Athens, OH, registration is open
Heritage Ohio

July 20
Annual Membership Meeting Sarah Benedict House, 9:00 am
3751 Prospect Ave., Cleveland
Cleveland Restoration Society

September 24-25
Cemetery Preservation Workshop
Bedford Historical Society

October 13-15
" Reclaiming Vacant Properties" Conference
The Intersection of Sustainability, Revitalization, and Policy Reform
National Vacant Properties Campaign
Neighborhood Progress, Inc.

November 23
37th Annual Community Luncheon
Featuring Mike Jackson, FAIA on the topic of historic preservation and sustainability
Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square
Contact Felicia Hall for more information
Cleveland Restoration Society


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