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September 2010 - Vol. 24, No. 9
Kerri Broome, editor
 
 
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 November 23 Lunch to Feature Sustainability Expert
 "Old is the New Green"

Mike Jackson We are very excited to tell you about this year's Community Luncheon speaker, Mike Jackson, FAIA. Mike, the acting Director of the Preservation Services Division of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and a visiting professor of architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a thought-leader on the intersect of historic preservation and sustainability. His presentation will discuss past efforts to calculate the eco value of existing buildings and provide insight into new life cycle analysis protocols. It will conclude by examining green building rating systems and preservation as well as by taking a brief look at international perspectives on sustainable design. We are working on continuing education credits via the AIA, Cleveland Chapter and the NEO Chapter of the Green Building Council, our partner in offering the event. So hold the date - November 23, 2010. Corporate sponsorship is still available and we are now accepting advertisements for the program. Contact Felicia Hall for more information.

 


 The Way it Was: In Pictures
 save the date for the next party on October 2!

The Way it Was photo - courtesy of Plain Dealer Did you see the Plain Dealer's coverage of our second "Unusual Benefit", The Way it Was, held on July 31? See the pictures and the review! Thank you to all who made this party a wonderful success, especially Hamilton and Lillian Emmons, who graciously opened their beautiful home for this event. Make plans now to join us for our next Unusual Benefit, Elegant Nuit a Herrick Mews, on Saturday, October 2. We will celebrate Myron T. Herrick and his love of all things French on that night. Venez! RSVP to Felicia Hall.

 


 Shaker Heights Cottage for Sale
 charming and affordable

Shaker Heights house The Cleveland Restoration Society will soon acquire this charming Western Reserve cottage in Shaker Heights. Constructed ca. 1836 by Asa and Chloe Upson, the Greek Revival cottage was enlarged in the late-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries. The property has three bedrooms, two full baths, a paneled library, a sun-porch, and a lovely perennial garden in the front yard. CRS will be making repairs to the property and selling it with a conservation easement on the exterior. If you are interested in more information, contact Michael Fleenor, Director of Preservation Programs.

 


 New Daniel Burnham Documentary Announced
 PBS will premiere hour-long show

Make No Little Plans graphic PBS has announced the creation of "Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City," the story of a dreamer who shaped some of America's best-known places and spaces. The film explores Burnham's fascinating career and complex legacy. Narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Joan Allen, "Make No Little Plans" combines digital models, original drawings, personal letters, animated graphics and stunning visuals to highlight dramatic developments that transformed both Burnham and the American city - the early development of the skyscraper; the awesome impact of the 1893 World's Fair; and the physical reconfiguration of existing cities, including Cleveland and Washington, DC. The show will premiere on PBS stations in September. Check here for information about local broadcast schedules.

 


 Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit
 round 5 update

The Ohio Department of Development has issued a clarification of Round 5 of the Ohio Historic Tax Credit program. The Department will administer a Round 5 application review as scheduled, however all tax credits the Department is authorized to allocate have already been awarded. The Department will only have funding available to distribute should completed projects realize cost savings; approved projects not move forward and are then rescinded; or new allocation authority is granted by the Ohio Legislature. Applications and scoring for Round 5 will remain unchanged from Round 4. Applicants that applied but were not approved during Round 4 may leave their applications unchanged for consideration in Round 5 or submit any new information they wish to have considered for Round 5; these Round 4 applicants should notify the Division with their intention by the Round 5 application deadline (September 30).

 


 Jewish Federation Building Leased
 to be used for classrooms

Jewish Federation Building Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District will lease the Jewish Federation of Cleveland's building at 1750 Euclid Avenue for use as classrooms for juniors and seniors from the MC2 STEM High School. The school, which has a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math, offers classes all year and currently holds classes at the Great Lakes Science Center and GE's Nela Park. The Euclid Avenue building, designed by Edward Durell Stone and Weinberg & Teare, was completed in 1965. Details of its conversion to a school have not been announced. The federation moved its offices from the building to Beachwood in July.

 


 Lakewood Named Coolest
 latest accolade for city

Lakewood neighborhood Travel & Leisure Magazine has named Lakewood among its top ten "Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit." The magazine touts Lakewood's "well-established (and thriving) nightlife and gastronomic scene along Detroit Avenue." The city has been noticed by other national publications including BusinessWeek and This Old House Magazine, finding Lakewood tops for raising a family and buying an older home, respectively. It has the highest population density in the region, and has among the highest concentration of young adults and first time homebuyers. "It's not just the new businesses and restaurants that draw people to Lakewood. Lakewood has been cool for a long time, but with a revitalized downtown and businesses opening city wide, even in a tough economy, it's easier to get noticed," Mayor Ed FitzGerald said.

 


 New Westwood Cemetery Tour in Oberlin
 offered by Oberlin Heritage Center

Westwood Cemetery Enjoy stories of some of Oberlin's most intriguing residents of days gone by as you walk with Oberlin Heritage Center docents on the new "Radicals and Reformers History Walk" through Westwood Cemetery. This guided tour promises a pleasing balance of Westwood's scenic landmarks and stories of some of the many spirited men and women of Oberlin who simply refused the status quo. Visit the headstone of the man who escaped from slavery (twice!) and later served on the Oberlin village council. The walk will be offered on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. from September 18 through October 9. The fee is $6 per adult with a $1 discount for OHC members, and children under 18 attend free (recommended for ages 9 and up). Space is limited. Reservations are recommended and can be made at www.oberlinheritage.org or at the Monroe House front office (73 South Professor Street).

 


 Save Vermilion's "Harbor View"
 future uncertain for historic property

Harbor View At the end of this month, the Inland Seas Maritime Museum in Vermilion will close in order to relocate in Toledo. Harbor View, the 1909 home built by Albert F. Wakefield, owner of Wakefield Lighting Company, is the current home of the museum. With the departure of the museum, Harbor View's future is uncertain. Local residents and organizations are teaming up to save the property. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Harbor View is located at Main Street Beach and has on its property a replica of the 1877 Vermilion lighthouse, a symbol of the city. You be a part of the grassroots effort to save this property and keep it for a community use. The Harbor View is part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's This Place Matters Community Challenge, a national competition that will award $25,000 through a voting process that ends on September 15. Join with the City of Vermilion, Main Street Vermilion and the Chamber of Commerce to show your support for this important landmark!

 


 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference
 coming to Cleveland in October

Reclaiming Vacant Land conference logo The conference Reclaiming Vacant Properties: The Intersection of Sustainability, Revitalization and Policy Reform is a national resource in the effort to help cities and towns develop comprehensive approaches to address this growing problem. Cleveland is fortunate to have been selected as the host city for this year's conference. The nation's leading vacant property reclamation experts will come together October 13-15 to share the best practices, innovations and resources. This is a remarkable opportunity for you to join hundreds of your peers from communities across the country to learn about the policies, tools and strategies to catalyze long-term, sustainable revitalization. Share your experiences and insights and become part of the only national network focused on building the knowledge, leadership and momentum to reclaim vacant and abandoned properties to foster thriving neighborhoods. The conference will take place at the historic Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

 


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

September "Where's Benedict?" Do you like the glasses that Benedict is sporting for his "back to school" look? He's also found two friends to keep him company. If you know where Benedict has landed, send in your response. If you are the first to respond correctly, you will receive a one-year membership to the Cleveland Restoration Society. Good luck!

 


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

September 12
"Come Home to Lakewood" House Tour
Tickets are on sale, $, 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Lakewood Historical Society, 216-221-7343


September 15
"Selling in a Down Economy"
9:30 am - 4:00 pm, register, $$
Ritter Public Library, 5680 Liberty Ave., Vermilion
Heritage Ohio


September 15
Why Architecture Matters
With architecture critic Paul Goldberger
Gartner Auditorium, 7:30 pm, $
Cleveland Museum of Art
AIA, Cleveland Chapter


September 16
"The Case of the Disappearing Mansions"
Cleveland Heights Historical Center, 7:00 pm
14391 Superior Rd., Cleveland Heights
Register by calling 216-291-4878
Cleveland Heights Historical Society

September 24-25
Cemetery Preservation Workshop
Register by 9/15
Bedford Historical Society


September 25
Smithsonian Magazine's 6th Annual Museum Day
Free tour admissions at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Oberlin Heritage Center


September 25
"Get in the Game" Treasure Hunt
Using GPS coordinates find graves, collect geocaching bugs, and earn your Geocaching Badge!
Woodland Cemetery, 11:00 am
6091 Woodland Ave., Cleveland
Contact Al Griffin or Michelle A. Day for information
Boy Scouts of America Troop 337 & 183
Woodland Cemetery Foundation


September 25
Treasures of Lawnfield
James A. Garfield National Historic Site, 2:00 pm
8095 Mentor Ave., Mentor, Reservations recommended
National Park Service, 440-255-8722


September 29
Main Street 101 Workshop
9:30 am - 4:00 pm, register, $
Findlay Inn & Conference Center
200 East Main Cross, Findlay
Heritage Ohio


September 29
CRS's Night at the Monument
Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Registration required, 216-426-3110
Cleveland Restoration Society
Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Commission


September 30
"Ohio Modern Symposium"
Ohio Historical Center, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, register by 9/24
1985 Velma Ave., Columbus
Ohio Historic Preservation Office


September 30
Oberlin's Westwood Cemetery
Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium, 7:15 pm
600 Kendal Dr., Oberlin
Oberlin Heritage Center


October 2
Elegant Nuit a Herrick Mews
3rd Unusual Event
Herrick Mews, Cleveland Heights, 6:00 pm
RSVP to Felicia Hall, (216) 426-3110
Cleveland Restoration Society


 


 Save the Date!
 

October 5
"The Republican Party, the Civil War, and the West"
Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium, 7:15 pm
600 Kendal Dr., Oberlin
Oberlin Heritage Center


October 9
LaSalle Theatre SNOOP!
823 E. 185th Street, Cleveland, 10:00 am
RSVP to John Paul Kilroy, 216-426-3116
Cleveland Restoration Society


October 10
Wellington Historic Home Tour
2:00 - 7:00 pm, $
Main Street Wellington


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


October 16
Think Green! Preservation and Sustainability in Your Older Home
Sarah Benedict House, 10:00 am
3751 Prospect Ave., Cleveland
RSVP to Jamie Bertram, 216-426-3106
Cleveland Restoration Society


October 27-30
National Preservation Conference
Austin, TX, register, $$$
National Trust for Historic Preservation


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


 


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