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Kerri Broome, editor
January 2011

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In This Issue
CRS President in Rome
Open House on 1/23
Heritage Ohio Announces Webinar Series
Local Award Nominations Due
National Award Nominations Due
2011 Preservation Conference Proposals Due
Comment on Federal School Siting Guidelines
CRS New Members Reception on 1/26
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Kathleen H. CrowtherCRS President Selected as Visiting Scholar in Rome

The Cleveland Restoration Society is pleased to announce that its president, Kathleen H. Crowther, has been selected as a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome (Italy). Ms. Crowther is spending five weeks in the "Eternal City" observing its ancient monuments, churches and city plan designs to make correlations with Cleveland's architectural and city planning legacy. The American Academy in Rome provides residency support for artists and scholars conducting independent studies in the fine arts and humanities. After her time in Rome, Ms. Crowther will be visiting additional historic sites in Italy before returning to Cleveland. Once she has returned, CRS will offer a program for members about her work in Italy. Stay tuned for more details!

Upson HouseOpen House on January 23 

Come see the historic Upson House, 19027 Chagrin Boulevard in Shaker Heights, offered for sale by CRS, at an Open House on Sunday, January 23 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Constructed ca. 1836 by Asa and Chloe Carter Upson, this early farmhouse typifies the upright-and-wing architectural form that was common in the developing Western Reserve. It is a rare property; one of the oldest remaining in Cuyahoga County. Remodeled in the Colonial Revival style in 1940, this landmark residence exudes charm and has been lovingly maintained and updated. See the MLS listing. For more information contact Michael Fleenor at 216-426-3109.

Heritage Ohio Announces Webinar Series
Beginning in January 2011, Heritage Ohio is offering a great way for you to boost your knowledge of historic preservation and community revitalization. The Heritage Ohio Webinar Series, on the first Wednesday of every month from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m, will be free and feature a variety of presenations by experts on topics like using social media for marketing,  using historic tax credits, and understanding the alternative building code. Many presentations will provide continuing education credits. The first webinar will take place today, January 5, on the topic, "What is the Main Street Program?" Click here to register.

Hanna TheatreStageNominate Outstanding Local Preservation Projects
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 Preservation Awards, presented by the Cleveland Restoration Society and AIA Cleveland. These awards will be given at the 2011Celebration of Preservation. Nomination forms are available online. This document opens in Microsoft Word. Please save it to your computer in order to fill it out and submit it. The deadline for nominations is 5:00 pm, March 1. Contact Breanna Boulton for more information.

National Preservation Award Nominations Due by 2/17 

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has issued its annual call for nominations to the National Preservation Awards to recognize individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate excellence in historic preservation. The entire application must be completed online by February 17. Go to the Trust's website to access nomination information and view video highlights of last year's award winners.  


Alternating Currents logo2011 National Preservation Conference Proposals Due

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is currently calling for education and field session proposals for "Alternating Currents," the 2011 National Preservation Conference. The conference will be held in Buffalo, NY October 19-22. Session proposals must be submitted by Friday, February 18. Full details can be found online.


Comment on New Federal Guidelines for School Siting

In November, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a draft of the voluntary federal guidelines for siting schools. Now the EPA wants to hear from people like you-folks who care about the well-being of their communities - and your comments on their proposed guidance around the complex decision-making process of where to locate schools in a healthy and safe manner. These guidelines will directly affect efforts to preserve or renovate historic schools and will impact the reuse of older buildings for educational purposes. This is an excellent opportunity to do something and let your voice be heard! The National Trust has created a wonderful online starting point. If you are interested in learning more, click here.


Did you Join CRS in

2009 or 2010?  

If so, make plans now to attend a free reception just for you, after work on Wednesday, January 26. This casual gathering will be held at CRS's home, the historic Sarah Benedict House, 3751 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland. Stop by between 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tours of the house will be offered. Be sure to see the presentation by CRS's own Kerry Adams, which starts at 6:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Felicia Hall at 216-426-1000.


Facebook logoFind us on Facebook 

Are you one of the 500 million people choosing to stay in touch with friends and family members, show loyalty to brands, follow sports teams and favorite entertainers, and yes, even support nonprofit organizations on Facebook? If so, look for the familiar green logo of the Cleveland Restoration Society on our Facebook page and add us to your network. You will find notices of upcoming events and pictures from past gatherings (go ahead and tag yourself if you are in any of them!). We are working on some new ideas, too. Come on and join us!


Upcoming Events

January 12

State of the Northeast Ohio Economy

7:30 - 10:00 a.m., FREE

Cleveland State University, Glickman-Miller Hall, 1717 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

Register online

 Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs


January 23

Open House at 19027 Chagrin Boulevard, Shaker Heights

1:00 - 4:00 p.m., FREE

Cleveland Restoration Society


January 26

New Members Reception

Sarah Benedict House, 3751 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland

5:00 - 7:00 p.m., FREE

RSVP to Felicia Hall at (216) 426-1000

Cleveland Restoration Society 


January 27

Regional Prosperity for Northeast Ohio, Growing Together

4:00 - 6:30 p.m., FREE

Cleveland State University, Glickman-Miller Hall, 1717 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

Register online

 Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs


February 2

Ohio Healthy Housing Summit

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Owens Corning Science and Technology Center, 2790 Columbus Road, Granville, OH

RSVP by 1/29 to Michelle Roberts


February 4

PechaKucha Night

House of Blues Cleveland

AIA Cleveland 


February 8

Winter Networking Session

Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

5:00 - 7:00 p.m., FREE

Register at

 NEO Chapter of the US Green Building Council


Save the Date


February 20

Sleeping in Slave Cabins: A Personal Journey in Discovering History

Celebrating African American History Month

With Joseph McGill of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Cleveland Restoration Society


March 25 - May 21

Don Hisaka, FAIA: The Cleveland ERA

Beck Center for the Arts

Cleveland Artists Foundation


April 26-28

2011 Annual Preservation & Revitalization Statewide Conference

"Rehabbing Ohio's Economy; Leveraging Your Local Resources"


Heritage Ohio







Cleveland Restoration Society
3751 Prospect Avenue

Cleveland, OH  44115

(216) 426-1000