Kerri Broome, editor
October 2014  

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In This Issue
10/11 at The 9
CAPP Act Update
Preservation Award Nominations Open
Advocacy Scholars Program Call for Papers
Small Box CLE
Westlake Reed Leskosky Ranked #1
Ohio CDC Conference
Portsmouth Dollars and Sense Workshop
Dunham Tavern Museum Announces GreenSpace
Honoring Shaker's Movers & Shakers
National Preservation Conference

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Don't Miss 10/11 at The 9!

Only a very few tickets remain for the Cleveland Restoration Society's 2014 benefit, 10/11 at The 9. Join us on October 11 at 5:30 p.m. and be among the first to see the spectacular renewal of one of Cleveland's most important locations, the corner of E. 9th and Euclid. The 9 has transformed the historic Cleveland Trust Rotunda and Marcel Breuer's Tower into exciting new residences, restaurants, entertainment venues, and a boutique hotel. Don't take our word for it - see for yourself! Join us on 10/11 when we will be celebrating the amazing work of Fred and Greg Geis of the Geis Companies, enjoying delicious food, and drinking marvelous cocktails, all within the gorgeous, renewed spaces of The 9 complex. Click here to RSVP.



CAPP Act Update - What You Can Do

The campaign to protect the historic tax credit from elimination on Capitol Hill just scored an important victory! Last week, U.S. Representatives Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Mike Kelly (R-Penn.), and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) introduced legislation that would enhance the credit's ability to preserve historic buildings and revitalize our communities. The bill's introduction is an especially important milestone considering a tax reform plan put forth by House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) last February that called for eliminating the tax credit. Now is the time to capitalize on this development by reaching out to your representative to urge their co-sponsorship of the "Creating American Prosperity through Preservation" (CAPP) Act (H.R. 5655). As this current session of Congress comes to a close, it's important to establish a strong foundation for the next session and to demonstrate support for the historic tax credit.  Click here to let your representative know the importance of the historic tax credit in your community! 


Preservation award winners

Do You Know of a Project that is  

Potentially Award Winning?

Nominations for the Cleveland Restoration Society's annual awards program are being accepted. This popular program, held in collaboration with the Cleveland chapter of the American Institute of Architects, recognizes the best preservation work taking place in Northeast Ohio. These presentation awards are given to individuals, companies, and organizations whose projects demonstrate a commitment to our communities through the restoration, rehabilitation, or reuse of the existing buildings across our cities, villages, and landscapes. Awards will be given at CRS's annual Celebration of Preservation program, taking place next May during National Preservation Month. Find the 2015 Nomination Form here.



Advocacy Scholars Program Call for Papers

Preservation Action Foundation has announced a call for papers for the 2015 Advocacy Scholars Program. This program offers a limited number of competitive scholarships to students interested in attending National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week. Undergraduate and graduate students in Public Policy, Historic Preservation, History, Law, Planning, Architecture or related programs are eligible. This is the second year for the Advocacy Scholars Program, which will take place March 2-4, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The application has several requirements, including an essay on one of several pre-determined topics. Submissions are due by October 31. Click here for more information.



Small Box CLE

Small Box Initiative Brings New Retailers to Historic Warehouse District

Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation and Cleveland Container Structures recently announced the opening of the first store at Small Box, a retail project made up of converted shipping containers located on the surface parking lot at West 6th Street and St. Clair Avenue. The Cleveland Browns opened in mid-September, in time for the first home football game. Two more stores, Banyan Box and The Wandering Wardrobe, are expected to open in mid-October. Click here for more information.



Accolades for Westlake Reed Leskosky

Congratulations to Cleveland-based firm Westlake Reed Leskosky for earning the #1 overall ranking among U.S. design firms for 2014 from Architect, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects. This ranking is based on scores in three separate categories: business, design excellence, and sustainability. Westlake Reed Leskosky was ranked first in Business, fourth in Design, and fifth in Sustainability. The company was founded in 1905 by Abram Garfield, the youngest son of James A. Garfield, the twentieth president of the United States. Today, WRL has 135 employees in offices in Cleveland, Los Angeles New York, Phoenix, and Washington, DC and has a portfolio of work that includes celebrated new construction and excellent historic preservation projects. Learn more about WRL here. Congratulations!



Ohio CDC Association Conference in Dayton  

October 9 - 10

The Ohio CDC Association will hold its 30th Annual Conference October 9 - 10 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dayton. Speakers will include Peter Kageyama, an internationally recognized expert on community development and grassroots engagement and author of For the Love of Cities, which explores the value of nurturing emotional connections with our cities and towns; Harry Gantz, co-producer of the HBO documentary American Winter; Benjamin Miller, founder of Fundrise, a marketplace lending platform for community development; and Robert Caldwell, regional director of Think Tank, Inc. Click here to learn more.



Portsmouth Dollars and Sense Workshop

Heritage Ohio will bring the popular Building Rehabilitation Workshop to Portsmouth, Ohio on October 13. Historic commercial centers are seeing a strong resurgence in economic activity, as walkable communities and urban living become more prevalent. This workshop is a good opportunity for building owners to learn more about successful financial strategies and how tools such as historic tax credits are used to renovate historic commercial structures. Click here to learn more.



Dunham Tavern

Dunham Tavern Museum Announces GreenSpace

Dunham Tavern Museum, 6709 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, has developed a conceptual master plan for its GreenSpace, which will be the largest public green space in the city's MidTown neighborhood. Dunham GreenSpace is a comprehensive vision for outdoor experience that can include programmable spaces ready for physical activity, education, urban farming, and reflection with nature. The museum hopes to use this space to enhance outreach to the community and strengthen relationships with other local institutions. The museum is hosting a public presentation and discussion on Thursday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. about Dunham GreenSpace. Weather permitting, there will also be a tour of the grounds. To RSVP or for further information, contact the museum at [email protected] or 216-431-1060.



Honoring Shaker's Movers & Shakers

The Shaker Historical Society will present its fourth annual Movers & Shakers - An Evening to Celebrate Shaker Heights Visionaries on Saturday, November 8 at Canterbury Golf Club in Shaker Heights. This event honors outstanding individuals who make significant contributions to the community through their leadership, service and philanthropy. The 2014 honorees are Representative Marcia L. Fudge, Robert P. Madison and Dick and Cheri Pace. They are all Shaker Heights residents who have made exceptional contributions to life in Shaker Heights, in Northeast Ohio and also internationally. Click here for more information about this event.



PastForward conference logo Register for the National Preservation Conference

Registration is open for the 2014 National Preservation Conference in Savannah, Georgia, to be held November 11-14. The conference, PastForward, is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places. Preservationists, architects, planners, developers, environmentalists, students and scholars will come together to ask questions, challenge assumptions, debate solutions, and learn new skills and approaches. 




Upcoming Events    


October 2

Heritage Home Program Presentation

Olmsted Falls City Hall, 26100 Bagley Rd., Olmsted Falls

7:00 p.m., FREE

Cleveland Restoration Society 


October 4

Guided Tour of Woodland Cemetery: "Does History Speak or Does History Sleep?"

6901 Woodland Ave., Cleveland

7:00 - 9:00 p.m., registration required, 216-319-2091, $20

Woodland Cemetery Foundation 


October 5

Bike Shaker Tour: "East View Tour"

1:00 p.m., RSVP to 216-921-1201, $

Shaker Historical Society 


October 9 - 10

Ohio CDC Association 30th Annual Conference

Crowne Plaza Hotel, 33 East 5th St., Dayton

Registration required, $$$

Ohio CDC Association


October 11

CRS Benefit "10/11 at The 9"

5:00 - 10:00 p.m., registration required, $$$ 

Cleveland Restoration Society


October 12

Tour of Tinkham Veale University Center

11038 Bellflower Rd., Cleveland

2:00 p.m., registration required to Sarah Klann at 216- 226-2820 by 11/9, FREE

Western Reserve Architectural Historians


October 12

Burk Run/Hillandale Hike

Hillandale Park, Hillandale Dr., Euclid

5:00 p.m.

Bluestone Heights

Euclid Recreation Program & History Museum


October 13

Dollars and Sense Workshop

Masonic Lodge, 602 Chillicothe St. Portsmouth

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., registration required, $$

Heritage Ohio


October 16

West 25th Street/Pearl Road Corridor Initiative Public Charrette

Saint Wendelin Catholic Church, 2281 Columbus Rd., Cleveland

6:00 - 8:30 p.m., FREE

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress


October 16

Public Presentation of Dunham GreenSpace and Tour

Dunham Barn, 6709 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

6:00 p.m., RSVP to [email protected] or  216-431-1060, FREE

Dunham Tavern Museum


October 19

"Architect Philip L. Small" presented by David Ellison

Shaker Historical Society and Museum, 16740 South Park Blvd., Shaker Heights

3:00 p.m., RSVP to Ruth at 216-921-1201, $

Shaker Historical Society 


October 21

2014 Green Building Challenge - MEASURE

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

Key Tower, 127 Public Square, Cleveland

Cleveland 2030 District


October 21

"Strengthening Neighborhoods Through Data"

Levin College at Cleveland State University, 1717 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Room 254 

4:00 - 6:00 p.m., register by calling 216-687-6941, FREE 

Cleveland State University

Virginia Tech 

SC2 Management Team - The German Marshall Fund of the United States  


October 26

"Deep Cover Cleveland: Volume 1" Presented by Laura Peskin

Shaker Historical Society and Museum, 16740 South Park Blvd., Shaker Heights

3:00 p.m., RSVP to Ruth at 216-921-1201, $

Shaker Historical Society 


October 31

2nd Annual Harvest Party

Zverina Historical Log House, East 122nd St. and Martin Luther King Blvd., Cleveland

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

Union Miles Development Corporation




Save the Date    


November 8

Fourth Annual Movers & Shakers - An Evening to Celebrate Shaker Heights Visionaries

Canterbury Golf Club, 22000 South Woodland Rd., Shaker Heights

6:00 - 10:00 p.m., reservations required, $$$

Shaker Historical Society


November 11 - 14

"PastForward" National Preservation Conference

Savannah, Georgia

Registration required, $$$

National Trust for Historic Preservation


November 11

Book Discussion: "Cleveland Goes Modern"  

With authors Nina Freedlander Gibans & James D. Gibans, FAIA and architect Jack Bialosky, Sr.

Shaker Heights Public Library, 16400 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights

7:00 p.m., reservations required by calling Sarah Klann at 216-226-2820, FREE


December 7

Holiday Open House

3751 Prospect Ave., Cleveland

2:00 - 5:00 p.m., FREE

Cleveland Restoration Society


December 14

Meet the Author: "The Ever-Whirling Winds of Change"

With Lauren Pacini

Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland

2:00 p.m. 




Cleveland Restoration Society
3751 Prospect Avenue

Cleveland, OH  44115

(216) 426-1000