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. 
Thursday, August 15th, 2019
Harvard Community Services Center
Open to CRS Members
6 pm
RSVP by Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
Come join us at our book reveal to celebrate and discuss The Making of Cleveland’s Black “Suburb in the City”: Lee-Seville & Lee-Harvard , which will be available Fall, 2019.

This book documents and celebrates a success story, a Cleveland case of Black community-building. The making of Lee-Seville and Lee-Harvard unfolded under remarkable circumstances and against considerable odds. Our story starts just west of the intersection of Lee and Seville Roads where a Black enclave took shape in the 1920s. By establishing a foothold in Cleveland’s far southeastern reaches, African Americans laid the successful groundwork for this vicinity to develop as a Black “suburb in the city”.

Learn more about the work of the Cleveland Restoration Society in the Lee-Harvard and Lee-Seville neighborhoods !
Interested in this event but not a CRS member? Join today!

Click here to learn more about Lee-Harvard's history.
Saturday, September 21st, 2019
Harcourt Manor
6:30pm - 10pm
You are invited to experience the splendor of Harcourt Manor and its lush gardens at the Cleveland Restoration Society’s 2019 Benefit!  

Our hosts are the Lady and Lord of the Manor, Anya and John Rudd. Delight in the Rudd’s recently completed magnificent transformation of a prized Cleveland Heights in-town estate! This exemplary project honors Cleveland heritage while demonstrating how an elaborate historic home can be brought forward into the 21st century.

Register Early! Only a limited number of tickets will be sold.
Thank you to our Sponsors
Sponsor the 2019 Cleveland Restoration Society Benefit and receive exclusive perks, including advertising in the event program. Your engagement supports the programs and work of the Cleveland Restoration Society .
For sponsorship information contact Stephanie Phelps .
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Scofield Mansion
CRS Members Only Event
10 am to Noon
Unfortunately, we have run into some stabilization issues at the house and need to address them immediately. Due to these construction issues, the SNOOP! at Scofield Mansion has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 19th, 2019.

Registration is still open to sign up for this upcoming SNOOP!

Join us for a presentation about Levi Scofield and the Sailors and Soldier’s Monument at the magnificent three story Victorian-style mansion where Levi lived until his death. Lauren Pacini, Cleveland architectural photographer and local history author, tells the story of Scofield’s Monument through narrative and contemporary photography. Lauren will sign copies of his book Honoring Their Memories: Levi T. Scofield, Cleveland’s Monumental Architect and Sculptor, created in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument.
Interested in this event but not a CRS member? Join today!
The Cleveland Restoration Society's work on the Luther Moses House has been covered by News Channel 5 Cleveland. The Luther Moses House is one of the oldest homes still remaining in the city. Learn more about its history and CRS's work with the property in Channel 5's article.
The Cleveland Restoration Society's Third Floor Suite in the historic Sarah Benedict House in Mid-Town is available for lease. The offices are centrally located in an established neighborhood with easy access to the freeway and downtown. Onsite free parking is available. The Third Floor offers approximately 1,700 SF of fully improved office space in four to five rooms, a restroom, and storage facilities. The space is fully accessible by an elevator.

For more information or to view the property, please contact Tom Jorgensen at
Wednesday, August 14th and Saturday, August 17th 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Talk & Tours: Stories From Millionaires Row
Cleveland History Center

Explore Euclid Avenue's heyday-its famous residents and the beautiful art and architecture they surrounded themselves in. Free with museum admission and for members.

For more information about the tour click here .

Thursday, August 22nd   3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jazz for Harvard; Healing Arts
18240 Harvard Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44128
The Harvard Community Services Center

Featuring Horns and Things, Old Skool Playas, Carlos Jones & Plus Band, DJ Ellery, and Geri McCully, All the Hoopla. This is an outdoor event, bring your picnic basket, lawn chair, and blankets... family fun for everyone!

Click here for more information about this event.

Thursday, August 22nd   5:30 pm
May Co. Building Tour
Geis Construction Office
Association of Preservation Technology Eastern Great Lakes Chapter

The May Company building, constructed in 1914 as a department store is in the process of undergoing an extensive adaptive reuse project. The project will rehabilitate the historic building in order to accommodate a mix use program including both commercial and residential installations. The project executed extensive repairs and replacement of the original terra cotta façade. The tour will begin at 5:30 and highlight the rehabilitation of the building, its terra cotta restoration and general enhancements to this very iconic downtown Cleveland building. Tour made possible by The Geis Companies. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & APTEGLC Waiver required. No open toed shoes or heels. If you have a hard hat please bring it, if not one will be provided for you. Attendance is limited.

Please RSVP no later than COB August 19, 2019, to .  Please join us afterward for an informal on your own happy hour immediately following the tour, location TBD.  

Sunday, August 25th   2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Celebrating League Park
League Park
Baseball Heritage Museum

Join the Baseball Heritage Museum for events commemorating the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the League Park Historical Marker. Come enjoy a presentation by Ken Krsolovic and Bryan Fritz, authors of League Park: Historic Home of Cleveland Baseball and take a glimpse back at dedication day. Free and open to all.

Sunday, August 25th   12:30 pm - 4 pm
Tour of Cleveland's Underground Railroad
Merwin's Wharf, 1785 Merwin Avenue (In the Flats)
Woodland Cemetery Foundation

Tour will include Woodland Cemetery, Old Stone Church, Alfred Greenbrier House, St. John's Episcopal Church in Ohio City, Monroe Street Cemetery and the Cozad-Bates House. First 2 tickets are $35 each, then each additional ticket is $30, tickets must be purchased together. Pay by check or via PayPal.

For more information or group tours email Dr. Dorothy Salem or call 216-337-9217.

Click here to download the form or purchase tickets online.

Sunday, September 15th • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
42nd Annual Heights Heritage Home & Garden Tour
Heights Community Congress

For months, local volunteers have been recruiting Heights residents who are willing to open up their homes and gardens so the greater community can come and experience just a small part of what makes The Heights so unique. Every year the Tour has a different personality based upon the homes that are being showcased. This year, Tour Participants will come together to experience a special part of what makes Cleveland Heights so unique - our beautiful homes and gardens whose timeless elegance contribute to the fabric of our lives.  

Click here to purchase your Home & Garden Tour tickets.

Friday, September 27th 5:30 pm
The Science and Art of Ornament
Union Club
Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA)

Could your building make you healthier, smarter, and happier? Join us as Matthew McNicholas, AIA, discusses how Ornament - that which beautifies our built environment and adds grace to our buildings - plays a far more important role in our everyday experience than previously understood or acknowledged. Mr. McNicholas will demonstrate the science-based case for the use of Ornament in architecture, while covering some of its varied benefits for Humanity. 

Prices are $25.00 for presentation, snacks, wine & beer served or $125 for presentation & dinner - limited seating for dinner. RSVP by September 15, 2019.

Click here to see the flyer for this event.

Sunday, September 29th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hungarian Fall Festival
St. Elizabeth Parish Hall
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church

Includes Bilingual Mass at 11:00 am, Hungarian food, an international dance recital, and face painting. Music will provided be by Harmonia. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children and students.

Click here to see the flyer for this event.

Sunday, October 6th and Sunday, October 20th 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cleveland Civil War Connections Tour
Merwin's Warf, 1785 Merwin Avenue (In the Flats)
Woodland Cemetery Foundation

The bus tour will include the Sanitary Commission Building, St. John's Church, Camp Cleveland, Woodland Cemetery, Lincoln Park, Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Old Stone Church, Cleveland Gray's Armory, among other sites. First 2 tickets are $35 each, then each additional ticket is $30, tickets must be purchased together. Pay by check or via PayPal.

For more information contact Paul Siedel or call 216-961-6033.

Click here to download the form or purchase tickets online.

Monday, October 21st - Wednesday, October 23rd
2019 Annual Conference
The DoubleTree Hotel Newark
Heritage Ohio

Heritage Ohio has brought together the leaders of preservation and revitalization to provide you with an exciting and educational set of sessions. We are bringing back many of our popular sessions. We are once again providing special sessions with the state historic preservation office, covering topics like the National Register, state and federal historic preservation tax credits. Schedule and session descriptions coming soon.

For more information about the conference and to register online click here.

Woodland Cemetery Foundation Speakers Bureau
Woodland Cemetery Foundation

Woodland Cemetery is the largest Civil War site in the Western Reserve and the final resting place for many of Cleveland's movers and shakers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Underground Railroad and a rich history of the African-American presence in this are also celebrated in lectures presented for the benefit of the Woodland Cemetery Foundation.

Please consider making The Woodland Cemetery Speakers Bureau a part of your next meeting and let us share with you some amazing facts we've discovered.

To schedule a lecture contact Paul Siedel or call 216-961-6033.