October 2010 - Vol. 24, No. 10
Kerri Broome, editor
In This Issue

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 November 23 Lunch to Feature Sustainability Expert
 "Old is the New Green"

Mike Jackson CRS's 37th Community Luncheon will convene people committed to sustainable design and historic preservation. Our legacy of existing buildings and landmarks is a natural fit for the green building movement. With the support of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, we welcome all people interested in sustainability, protection of natural resources, and heritage conservation. Thought leader and architect Mike Jackson, FAIA, will discuss the natural alliance between advocates of sustainability and preservation. Topics will include the green rating system, "eco" products, life cycle analysis protocols, the historic preservation ethic, and, of course, energy efficiency. Mr. Jackson is known as an engaging speaker with a dry wit. Be energized, learn (*) and laugh with us! The lunch will take place at the Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm on Tuesday, November 23. Tickets begin at $60 per person. RSVP to CRS today. Program advertising opportunities are available for your business. The deadline for ad submittal is November 10. Contact Kerri Broome for more information.

(*) Continuing Education Credits are available through AIA-Cleveland Chapter. U.S. Green Building Council CMP units expected to be available as well. To obtain the credits, an additional session will follow the luncheon.


 Shaker Heights Cottage for Sale
 open house to be held next month

Chagrin Boulevard house CRS is stewarding this charming Western Reserve cottage in Shaker Heights and will be making it available for sale. Constructed ca. 1836 by Asa and Chloe Upson, the Greek Revival cottage was enlarged in the late-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries with heavy Colonial Revival influences. 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. On behalf of the entire CRS family, we extend our gratitude to David and Kristin Saudek for their donation of this home to the Cleveland Restoration Society. In doing so, they have ensured that it will remain a historic home in perpetuity, guaranteeing that it will be conveyed to a new family that will honor its proud pedigree and continue its heritage. If you are interested in more information about the property, contact Michael Fleenor. Look for our open house in the next month!


 President Obama Talks Preservation
 and info on HOME STAR

In September, Wendy Nicholas, director of the Northeast Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, had an opportunity to speak to President Barack Obama about historic preservation. At a small gathering about jobs and the economy hosted by her brother and sister-in-law in Fairfax, VA, Wendy engaged President Obama about his thoughts on preservation as an economic driver. In a lengthy response that touched on schools, National Parks, and the HOME STAR legislation, the President revealed that he's both informed and engaged. See the video here.

HOME STAR is a program being developed by President Obama and Congress to stimulate job growth by increasing home weatherization activity. It creates a new, two-track approach to achieving energy efficiency - Silver Star and Gold Star. The Silver Star program is product based and allows consumers to receive a rebate for the purchase of eligible products and services. The Gold Star program is performance-based and would require homeowners to work with qualified professionals who audit homes and provide tailored recommendations improve energy efficiency most effectively. Many energy efficiency upgrades and retrofitting strategies work for both historic and non-historic homes. The National Trust has been working closely with the Alliance to Save Energy, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and key members of Congress to make sure that the HOME STAR legislation meets the specific needs of owners of historic homes. Learn more here.


 Section 106 Study
 commissioned by Trust

NT Section 106 Study The National Trust has commissioned an independent study of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The two-part study, titled "Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act: Back to Basics," was written by attorney Leslie Barras. The document makes recommendations to improve the 106 review process, which requires Federal agencies to take into account the effect of their actions on the preservation of historic and cultural resources. Among Barras' themes are that the core principles of Section 106 need to be reaffirmed and that earlier and broader integration of preservation values in federal agency planning and public access to the review process is crucial if Section 106 is to truly establish federal leadership in historic preservation.


 Community-Centered Schools Combat Childhood Obesity
 watch webinar

On September 23, Renee Kuhlman, director of Special Projects, National Trust for Historic Preservation's Center for State and Local Policy, discussed the Trust's "Helping Johnny Walk to School: Sustaining Communities through Smart Policy" initiative as part of the webinar Hide and Seek: Where Is Your School and How Do You Get There? presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity. Kuhlman emphasized that historic school buildings are often centrally located in communities, making them easily accessible by walking and biking. In addition, she noted how historic school buildings can save money through energy-saving retrofits and sharing space for different community activities. Watch the webinar here.


 Famicos Awarded Funding for University Towers
 large project in University Circle

University Tower The Ohio Housing Finance Agency has awarded Famicos Foundation $1.375 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits for the rehabilitation of University Tower Apartments. This funding will generate approximately $10 million of equity for the project and is one of the largest credits OHFA has ever given. It will be combined with Federal Historic Tax Credits and other funding to finance the $20 million project. University Tower, located at 1575 East Boulevard, is a 158-unit apartment building completed in 1922 as a hotel. It was converted to apartments in the 1960s. Construction is expected to begin next summer.


 NEO Green Building Marketplace Event on 10/13
 and save 20% on LEED materials

NEOUSGBC In June 2010, the NEO Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and the marketing consulting firm Sustainable Rhythm released Opening the Door to Green Building Communication Study, which analyzed the market transformation in our region. This analysis, one of the first of its kind, engaged multiple perspectives in the building industry to examine issues of the overall market, the perception of the financial investment, the role of certifications and finally how the benefits of green building are being communicated among building design and construction professionals. The results of the survey have been featured in over 40 publications locally, nationally and internationally. Study authors Michele Kilroy and Jeff Anderle will be discussing their results, along with a panel of NEO green building community members (David Beach of Green City Blue Lake Institute; Bill Doty, LEED AP of Doty & Miller Architects; Joe Pustai of Johnson Controls; Lillian Kuri of The Cleveland Foundation; Roger Chang, PE, LEED AP of Westlake Reed Leskosky) on Wednesday, October 13, at 5:00 pm at the S. Rose Company, 1213 Prospect in Cleveland. The event is free but space is limited to 40 and advance registration is required.

There's a fall sale going on now on USGBC LEED Materials and Education. You can save 20% on several USGBC products (publications, online trainings, webinars, etc). Limit 5 per person. Take advantage between now and October 31.


 The Building Doctor is Coming to a Community Near You
 Shaker Heights to host popular clinic

Building Doctor logo For twenty-five years, the Ohio Historic Preservation Office (OHPO) of the Ohio Historical Society has, in partnership with local communities, sponsored Building Doctor clinics. This outreach program is designed to help owners of older buildings learn and understand the basics of good preservation and rehabilitation practices. This year, the City of Shaker Heights will host a Building Doctor Clinic on October 7-8. It is cosponsored by the Fund for the Future of Shaker Heights, the Shaker Heights Public Library and the Shaker Heights Historical Society & Museum. A free seminar to discuss maintenance issues such as peeling paint, failing plaster, wet basements, damaged wood, and window repair will take place on Thursday, October 7 for owners of historic and older properties. This will be held at Shaker Heights City Hall, 3400 Lee Road, at 7:00 pm. For more information please see the program brochure. Building doctors will be making house calls the next day by appointment only. To register, call 1-800-499-2470 or visit www.building-doctor.org.


 Welcome, Your Bean Counters!

Cleveland Restoration Society is pleased to welcome Your Bean Counters (YBC) to the Benedict House. As of October 1, YBC is occupying the garden level of the house at 3751 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland. YBC is a CPA firm (216-431-2202) specializing in small- to medium-sized businesses and non-profits, helping them grow in strength and profitability through improved financial management processes. YBC joins CRS, Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition and LiveCleveland in the Benedict House. Welcome!


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

October "Where's Benedict?" Some may think Benedict's October spot is a bit spooky. Do you know where he is? Be the first to tell us where our feathered friend has landed this month and you can win a one-year membership to the Cleveland Restoration Society. Send in your response now. Good luck!


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

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 6
Green Building Tax Incentives Forum
8:30am - 10:30am, $$
3421 Ridgewood Rd., Fairlawn
NEO Chapter of the US Green Building Council

October 7-8
Building Doctor Clinic in Shaker Heights
Thursday - Shaker Heights City Hall, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
3400 Lee Rd, Shaker Heights
Registration required, call 1-800-499-2470 or visit www.building-doctor.org
Ohio Historic Preservation Office
Fund for the Future of Shaker Heights
Shaker Heights Public Library
Shaker Heights Historical Society & Museum

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 15
Architecture and Vision Exhibition
Opening Reception, 6:30 pm
Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland

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 16
Spooky Pooch Parade
Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 12:30 - 3:30 pm, $

October 22
Tax Credit Workshop
Andrew Jackson House, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
277 E. Mill St., Akron, register, $$
Heritage Ohio

October 27
The Olmsted Legacy, Documentary Film and Discussion
Cleveland State University, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Glickman-Miller Hall, Dively Auditorium
1717 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
Register by calling 216-523-7330
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

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

October 29
The Just City Forum: "Provide more choices to those who have few, if any, choices"
Cleveland State University, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Glickman-Miller Hall, Roberta Steinbacher Atrium
1717 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
Register by calling 216-523-7330
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

October 30
Famicos 40th Anniversary Celebration: "There's No Place Like Home"
The Silver Grille by the Ritz Carlton, Cleveland
Cocktail Reception 6:00 pm, dinner 7:00 pm
Tickets $150.00, call 216-791-6476
Famicos Foundation

October 30
Halloween Cemetery Tours at Night
East Cleveland Township Cemetery, 7:00 and 8:30 pm
1621 E. 118th St. off Euclid Ave., Cleveland
Dress in costume! 216-536-7432
East Cleveland Township Cemetery Foundation


 Save the Date!

November 3
Entrepreneurial Development Training
Stuarts Opera House, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
52 Public Square, Nelsonville, register, $$
Heritage Ohio

November 3
"Recently Historic: Houses from the 1930s-1950s"
Featuring Kerrington Adams
Lakewood Public Library, Main Auditorium
Detroit Ave., 7:00 pm
Cleveland Restoration Society
Lakewood Historical Society

November 4
"Ok, So You've Always Wanted to be an Architect?"
Featuring Peter van Dijk, FAIA
Thwing Ballroom, 11111 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 6:00 pm
Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
Case Western Reserve University

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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