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  Kerri Broome, editor
September 2015  

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In This Issue
Three Employment Opportunities at CRS
The Cleveland Restoration Society is currently accepting applications for three positions: Marketing and Community Engagement Specialist, Heritage Home Program Assistant, and Administrative and Programs Assistant. The Marketing and Community Engagement Specialist is a full-time, permanent position responsible for facilitating events and promoting the message of historic preservation to Greater Cleveland. The Heritage Home Program Assistant is a full-time entry-level professional position responsible for serving as the first point of contact for Heritage Home Program clients on the phone and email. The Administrative and Programs Assistant is a full-time entry-level position responsible for maintaining the daily operations of CRS by assisting senior management by scheduling meetings, coordinating travel, and facilitating communication for the CRS staff. Resumes are being accepted until September 22. Click here for full details on each position.
 
Section 4f
Protect Section 4(f)
The Senate recently passed a six-year bill titled the "Developing a Reliable Innovation Economy" Act (DRIVE Act), which includes a provision that undermines section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act. Section 4(f) has been a vital bulwark of defense for the last forty-five years as one of our nation's strongest preservation laws, requiring extensive planning of road building projects in order to minimize harm to historic resources. The House delayed the Senate bill by passing a three-month stop-gap surface transportation bill, but during the August recess the House began drafting a long-term transportation reauthorization bill. Learn how you can speak up for Section 4(f), including contacting your representative today and asking them to protect Section 4(f) in the House transportation bill.

New Report on Population in Cleveland's Neighborhoods
Working in conjunction with Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Cleveland State University's Center for Population Dynamics has produced a report mapping population changes in Cleveland's neighborhoods. The report delved deeper than basic population totals, taking a look at the movement of people in and out of neighborhoods, particularly those who are college educated. Although the raw population totals demonstrate that Cleveland is still in decline, the report illustrates that a higher number of young professionals are migrating to the city and this "brain gain" is the wave of the future. Find out why millennials are moving into Cleveland and what this means for our city. Click here to read the full report.

   
2016 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio
The Ohio Arts Council has announced that nominations for the 2016 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio are open. The Governor's Awards honor Ohio individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to the arts locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Consider nominating a deserving individual or organization in the following categories: Arts Administration, Arts Education, Arts Patron, Business Support of the Arts, Community Development and Participation, Individual Artist, and the Irma Lazarus Award. The Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio & Arts Day luncheon ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in downtown Columbus. The nomination form is available online and will remain open until Friday, October 16.
 

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Oberlin Art Museum and ICA Featured in Magazine
The Fall 2015 issue of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Preservation magazine includes a story on the conservation and restoration of the King Sculpture Court ceiling and clerestory at Oberlin College's Allen Memorial Art Museum. ICA-Art Conservation, America's first regional nonprofit art conservation organization, was located on the college campus for many years before moving to W. 25th Street in Cleveland. Read more here.


Sr Dianne Milestone Marked
Congratulations to Sr. Dianne Piunno, M.A. S.N.D., who celebrated 50 years of religious life on Sunday, August 16, 2015. The Cleveland Restoration Society has worked with Sr. Dianne on the Church in the City Partnership Program Assessment of the St. Ignatius of Antioch facilities, and she has participated in our energy survey and New Dollars, New Partners Capital Fundraising Training. Her stewardship of the complex, just part of her incredible ministry, has contributed greatly to the preservation of this beautiful landmark in Cleveland's historic West Boulevard neighborhood. Thank you, Sr. Dianne, and congratulations on your Jubilee! (Photo courtesy St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish.)

   
September Benedict
Where's Benedict?
Kids across Northeast Ohio have headed back to school. What's an owl to do? Do you know where Benedict has landed now? If you are the tenth reader to respond and correctly tell us "Where's Benedict?" in this photo, you'll win a complimentary twelve-month membership to the Cleveland Restoration Society!  Send in your guess right now!
 
 


Cleveland City Planning Commission to Hold
100 Year Celebration
To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Cleveland City Planning Commission is hosting a forum of current and past planning directors on September 15. The directors will share insights and stories about their time with the city and give an insider's view about the initiatives, projects and plans that have happened in the city over a number of years. This will be an excellent opportunity for the Greater Cleveland community to hear how and why initiatives and projects were developed. To participate and gain a new perspective of Cleveland, click here to register. The forum is co-sponsored by the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and the American Planning Association.

 
New Exhibit on Warrensville Center
Go check out the new exhibit called "Warrensville Center: Then and Now" on display until November 8 at the Shaker Historical Society. Find out why Warrensville Center was a vital part of Cleveland's history and how Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, University Heights, Beachwood, Warrensville Heights, Newburgh Village and East View Village were all created out of the former township. Looking forward to the next stage in Warrensville Center's history, it is now being developed into the Van Aken District. The Shaker Historical Society would love to hear YOUR plans for the future of Warrensville Center! Bring in a Van Aken District sales receipt when you visit the museum within a week of your purchase and your individual admission is free! The exhibit is located at the Shaker History Center, 16740 South Park Blvd., Shaker Heights. Click here for more information.

 
Heritage Ohio logo Heritage Ohio Annual Conference Registration Open
Heritage Ohio's Annual Revitalization and Preservation Conference returns to the historic Westin Columbus in downtown Columbus from October 5 - 7. This year's conference will once again present great learning opportunities for preservationists, community revitalization volunteers, and development professionals. There will be many activities such as field sessions, educational workshops, hands on training, and the chance to network with like-minded community members. In addition, AIA credits will be offered on many of the sessions. Click here to read more.


Tour Detroit in October with Progress Through Preservation
Progress Through Preservation of Greater Akron invites you to a tour of the Detroit, Michigan area, Oct. 4 - 6, 2015. The deadline to reserve your spot is this Friday, September 4! Traveling by motor coach from Akron to Detroit, you will stay in the Inn on Ferry St., part of the Historic Hotels of America program. The next day begins with Sunday Brunch at The Whitney, built by lumber baron David Whitney Jr, in 1894. Then explore neighborhoods, historic homes and preservation projects, starting with Ferry Street, which includes the Freer House and the Hecker House, both now owned by Wayne State University. A guide from Preservation Detroit will show midtown, with its many preservation projects. End the day with dinner at the Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktail, a trendy new restaurant. The second day will include a tour of the Pewabic Pottery Shop and Museum, a National Landmark. Continue on to Belle Isle Park, designed by Olmsted and revised by Dan Kiley, stop for lunch in Indian Village, and then tour the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood. Next up is Grosse Pointe and the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House to meet up Mark Heppner, former curator of Akron's Stan Hywet Hall. The final day includes a private tour of Fair Lane, the Henry Ford House, which currently is not open to the public. The next stop is Cranbrook to tour the Eliel Saarenin House and Cranbrook Art Museum. After lunch, the bus will arrive back in Akron around 6:00 p.m. The tour price is $475 for double occupancy (an additional $160 for single occupancy) and includes transportation from from Hower House in Akron to Detroit and while in Detroit, 2 nights at the Inn on Ferry Street, meals in Detroit, and all tours and admissions. Alcoholic beverages and driver's tip are not included. The space is limited. Registration must be made by September 4. A $100 deposit is required to hold your room, with the balance due September 12. Contact Rosemary Reymann, at 330-671-1005 or RLreymann@aol.com, for reservations or more information. (Photo courtesy of Detroit Historical Museum.)

 
Events
Upcoming Events    
 
September 9
Annual Meeting
InterContinental Hotel, 9801 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., registration required, $$
Midtown Cleveland, Inc.

September 10
Annual Commemoration of the Battle of Lake Erie
Fort Huntington Park, W. 3rd St. and Lakeside Ave., Cleveland
11:00 a.m., FREE
The Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve

September 10
Annual Meeting & Luncheon
Shooters on the Water, 1148 Main Ave., Cleveland
Noon, Reservations required by 9/5, call 216-319-0997, $
The Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve

September 10
Thirsty Thursday (last one of 2015!)
Myers Mansion
6:00 - 8:00 p.m., FREE
Shaker Historical Society
 
September 10
House History Workshop
Lee Road Library, 2345 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights
7:00 p.m., reservations encouraged by calling 216-291-4878
Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission
Cleveland Heights Historical Society
Heights Libraries
Cleveland State University Center for Public History + Digital Humanities

September 12
SNOOP! of League Park
Lexington Ave. & E 66th St., Cleveland
10:00 - 11:00 a.m., registration required, FREE for members
Cleveland Restoration Society

September 12
Tour of The Nine: Breuer Tower, Heinen's Rotunda Building, Swetland Building
Meet at the East 9th Street entrance to Heinen's
10:00 a.m., RSVP to Sarah Klann at 216-226-2820 or saklann@netzero.net  by 9/4
Western Reserve Architectural Historians

September 12
App-enhanced Coventry Village Walking Tour
Meet at Coventry arch outside Coventry Library
10:00 - 11:45 a.m., reservations required by calling 216-291-4878, FREE
Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission
Cleveland Heights Historical Society
Heights Libraries
Cleveland State University Center for Public History + Digital Humanities

September 12
Clam Bake Fundraiser
14900 Private Dr., East Cleveland
5:00 - 9:00 p.m., registration required, $$
Home Repair Resource Center

September 15
100 Year Celebration of the Cleveland Planning Commission
Roberta Steinbacher Atrium, 1717 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
4:00 - 6:00 p.m., registration required, $$
Cleveland City Planning Commission
Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University
American Planning Association

September 16 - 17
7th Annual Sustainability Summit
Cleveland Public Auditorium
Sustainable Cleveland 2019

September 16
Brown Bag Lunch: "Open Data"
Part of the 2015 Fair Lending and Vital Communities Conference Series, Core Cuyahoga: What's Next?
Bonda Board Room 254, 1717 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
Noon - 1:30 p.m., registration required, FREE
Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University

September 19
Sustainable Bike Tour
Edgewater Park, Cleveland
12:30 - 5:00 p.m., registration required, FREE
NEO USGBC
Bike Cleveland

September 19
"Civil War in Bones and Bricks" Living History Tour
Woodland Cemetery, 6901 Woodland Ave., Cleveland
1:00 - 4:00 p.m., FREE

September 19
13th Annual Sparx City Hop
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Cleveland Alliance

September 20
Bike Shaker Tour: Shaker at Play
2:00 p.m., registration required by calling 216-921-1201, $
Shaker Historical Society
 
September 29
First Annual Homebuyer Fair
Lakewood Methodist Church, 15700 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
6:00 - 9:00 p.m., FREE
 
October 1
"M.M. Brown's Mayfield Heights Allotment"
Lee Road Library, 2345 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights
7:00 p.m., reservations encouraged by calling 216-291-4878, FREE
Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission
Cleveland Heights Historical Society
Heights Libraries
Cleveland State University Center for Public History + Digital Humanities
 
October 3
Tour of Nela Park
1975 Noble Rd., Cleveland
10:00 a.m., reservations encouraged by calling 216-291-4878, FREE
Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission
Cleveland Heights Historical Society
Heights Libraries
Cleveland State University Center for Public History + Digital Humanities


Save the Date    
 
October 4 - 6
Detroit Tour
Reservations required by 9/4, Rlreymann@aol.com, $$$
Progress Through Preservation of Greater Akron

October 4
"The Mathers: Brothers of a Different Mother"
16740 South Park Blvd., Shaker Heights
3:00 p.m., RSVP required to 216-921-1201 or rzeager@shakerhistory.org, $
Shaker Historical Society
 
October 5 - 7
Annual Preservation and Revitalization Conference
Westin Columbus, Columbus
Registration required, $$$
Heritage Ohio  
 
October 7
Cleveland Cultural Gardens
Shaker Heights Public Library, Main Branch, 16500 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights
7:00 p.m., RSVP to Sarah Klann at 216-226-2820 or saklann@netzero.net by 10/2
Western Reserve Architectural Historians

October 10
SNOOP! of Fairmount Creamery and Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream Ohio City Kitchen & Shop
Cleveland
10:00 a.m. - Noon, registration required, FREE for members
Cleveland Restoration Society

October 10
App-enhanced Coventry Village Walking Tour
Meet at Coventry arch outside Coventry Library
10:00 - 11:45 a.m., reservations required by calling 216-291-4878, FREE
Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission
Cleveland Heights Historical Society
Heights Libraries
Cleveland State University Center for Public History + Digital Humanities

November 3 - 6
2015 National Preservation Conference: Past Forward
Washington, DC, registration required, $$$
National Trust for Historic Preservation
   
 
 

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