The newsletter of the Cleveland Restoration Society, NEO's voice for historic preservation. We believe in the future of our built heritage, from our neighborhoods to our monumental landmarks. 
Have you RSVP'd? Join us & celebrate outstanding historic preservation projects
Have you reserved your FREE 2022 Celebration of Preservation ticket? Join CRS and AIA Cleveland on Friday, May 6th at 4:00 pm on the Cleveland Restoration Society’s Facebook and YouTube platforms.
RSVP below to let us know that you will be joining us. We will send you an email on the day of the event with the Cleveland Restoration Society Facebook and YouTube Channel link to our awards premiere.
Sponsor our 2022 Celebration of Preservation virtual awards
This 2022 virtual Celebration of Preservation is the perfect opportunity to support historic preservation and the places you and your organization care about. As a sponsor, your company will receive exposure to an expansive online audience of architects, planners, city representatives, and nonprofits across greater Cleveland. 

Please secure your sponsorship by Thursday, April 21, 2022.
For more information please contact Sophia Jones,
Thank you to our sponsors!
Capital Level Sponsor
Pillar Level Sponsor
Cornice Level Sponsor
Denk Associates
* or any amount you are able to give

The Cleveland Restoration Society is turning 50 this year!

Half a century ago, a group of visionaries joined together in an effort to save the Mechanics Block, an important Cleveland landmark that was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. While the building was ultimately demolished, the loss only strengthened their resolve.

Now 50 years later, the Cleveland Restoration Society envisions a future where our architectural and cultural heritage is recognized as essential in sustaining diverse and thriving communities.

Please consider making a minimum $50 donation to the Cleveland Restoration Society’s Annual Fund to celebrate 50 years of preservation. Of course, any amount you are able to give—whether it is $50, $500, or $5,000—is greatly appreciated.

The Cleveland Restoration Society’s (CRS) Events Coordinator is responsible for coordinating regular events for this growing, non-profit historic preservation organization. The Events Coordinator will also be involved with the planning and execution of special events. The Events Coordinator is a part-time, 20 hour per week (on average) professional position that reports to the Society’s Director of Preservation Services & Publications.

Responsibilities include coordinating:
  • the CRS annual Community Luncheon (a lunch with 200 – 350 attendees);
  • the CRS annual Benefit dinner and program (dinner with 150 to 250 attendees):
  • the CRS annual Celebration of Preservation program (an awards program, currently virtual);
  • the CRS annual Sarah Benedict Circle dinner and program (a dinner with 25 – 40 attendees);
  • the CRS Annual Member Meeting;
  • at least nine “Snoops,” workshops, forums or tours per year for members; and
  • other duties as assigned.
Competitive hourly wage; no benefits. Please submit your resume, college and university transcripts, and a writing sample by April 22, 2022, by email to: Sophia Jones, No calls please.
Check out our April Heritage Home Program events
Join us for our upcoming Heritage Home Program's virtual and in-person informational presentations!

Click the links below for more information about one of our upcoming presentations. Registration is required for all Heritage Home Program virtual events.
Celebrating 30 Years of the Heritage Home Program
The Cleveland Restoration Society is celebrating 30 years of our Heritage Home Program. Celebrate this major milestone with us and watch this video about one of our many Heritage Home Program success stories.

Donna Read used the Heritage Home Program three times with projects completed in 1996, 2004, and 2019. Hear her story as she describes the impact of the Heritage Home Program on the community and the process of restoring her home.
1966 Hough Uprising: What Happened and Why?
The Hough Uprising, also known as the Hough Riots, occurred in the summer of 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. It is said to have been the result of a dispute in a café at E. 79th and Hough Avenue. Whatever the case, days of vandalism, looting, arson, and gun violence, stemming from years of racial tension and discrimination against black residents, resulted.

Five days of violence ended with four people dead, 50 injured, and 275 arrested. The event made a lasting impact on the city.

Watch the video to learn about this site of significance on Cleveland's African American Civil Rights Trail.
Roundwood Manor owner Sylvia Korey files Appeal To Save Home
Fortified by the voices of experts, Roundwood Manor owner Sylvia Korey filed an appeal on March 25th in an attempt to save her historic Hunting Valley home.  
Submit a nomination for Heritage Ohio's Annual Awards
Heritage Ohio's Annual Awards recognize the best in revitalization & preservation in the state. To view a detailed description of the awards categories, view the 2022 Awards List.

Entries are due July 1.
Nomination of ancient Ohio earthworks to become America’s next UNESCO World Heritage Site
The National Park Service on March 24 announced the nomination of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks” to the World Heritage List. The Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks is a group of eight archeological sites in southern Ohio, located within both Hopewell Culture National Historical Park and related properties owned by the State of Ohio and the Ohio History Connection. This nomination will be considered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in the summer of 2023.
Events calendar
Tuesday, April 12th • 2:00 PM
Calculating Carbon Savings from Building Reuse and Retrofit
Online event
Preservation Priorities Task Force

Decisions about whether to reuse, retrofit, or replace older buildings can have a big impact on carbon emissions. But calculating those impacts is difficult without good data. This session will highlight development of an innovative new “carbon calculator” that will allow preservationists, developers, policy makers, and other users to compare the carbon impacts of specific reuse, retrofit, and replacement scenarios. Hear from the developers of the “Carbon Avoided Reuse Estimator” (or C.A.R.E.) tool and learn how it can support efforts to save carbon and historic buildings.

Wednesday, April 13th • 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Online event
Heritage Ohio

Charities strengthen our communities in countless ways and the volunteers associated with these groups are often passionate about the cause. Sometimes there is a lot less enthusiasm for paying attention to board governance, legal fiduciary obligations and reporting requirements. But charities ignore these important concepts at their own peril. If groups fail to take care of business properly, the entire organization can be jeopardized. This training will include a review of the basic requirements all charitable organizations have and provide easy-to-follow tips for board members who try to do their jobs responsibly in order to protect the organization and the beneficiaries of the group’s efforts.

Tuesday, April 26th • 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Preservation is Sustainable
Online event
Cleveland Restoration Society & Heights Libraries

According to architect Carl Elefante, "the greenest building is the one that is already built." Attendees will learn about how reusing our existing building stock can fight climate change, and promote sustainable, resilient and livable communities.

Zoom Meeting ID 874 1701 4450. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, April 26th • 7:00 PM
The History Hooligan's Random Stories
18700 Westwood Drive, Strongsville, Ohio 44136
Strongsville Branch of Cuyahoga County Library

Taking inspiration from the TV show Drunk History, the Strongsville Historical Society history archive researcher Valerie Mattingly will tell a collection of historical takes in a non-academic style to inform and entertain the public. This is a free event open to the public..

Sunday, April 30th • 11:00 AM
Maltz Performing Arts Center Phase II
1855 Ansel Rd. at the intersection with E.105th St. Cleveland
Western Reserve Architectural Historians

Phase II of the Maltz Performing Arts Center was created through partnerships between Case Western Reserve University, Temple Tifereth Israel and likeminded philanthropic leaders. This new addition provides a state-of-the-art home for CWRU's Dept. of Theater and its renowned Masters in Fine Arts Acting Program, plus an important partnership with the Cleveland Playhouse. The new Phase II additions are: a Black Box Theater, the Proscenium Theater seating 250 and the Grand Atrium Foyer and Café. New backstage areas include practice rooms, costume and scene shops. These additions enhance the reputation of the performing arts at the University. Phase I Silver Hall will also be included in the tour.

Please RSVP reservations to Sarah Klann at (216) 226 2820 or email by Friday, April 22. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, May 3rd • 3:00 PM
Ohio Historical Marker Dedication: The Village Garden Club
Horseshoe Lake Cherry Tree Grove
Shaker Historical Society

Celebrate with The Village Garden Club, Shaker Historical Society, and Ohio History Connection during the installation of a new Ohio Historical Marker! Join on Tuesday, May 3 at 3pm at the Horseshoe Lake Cherry Tree grove to honor the 92-year legacy of The Village Garden Club and their commitment to beautifying the Shaker Lakes area.

This free event is rain or shine, so please dress accordingly! Parking is available along the north side of South Park Boulevard. Click here to learn more.
The African American Civil Rights Trail is supported through a grant from the African American Civil Rights grant program as administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior. The views and conclusions contained on this website are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the U.S. Government. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the U.S. Government. The African American Civil Rights Trail is also made possible in part by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Other support is provided by: The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation; Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021; and the Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior under Grant Number P21AP11686-00. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.