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The Heritage Home Program Newsletter
May is Preservation Month! 

Celebration of Preservation
Join the Cleveland Restoration Society
 and AIA Cleveland at our annual
 awards ceremony.

The Celebration of Preservation takes place on Tuesday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the newly restored Ohio Thea tre in Cleveland's spectacular Playhouse Square. 

Heritage Home Program in the Media and Print!

We have received a lot of good press lately!  Thanks to the City of Beachwood and Live Cleveland for some terrific advertising.  Follow the links below to read these articles.

"When to Rehab"
page 13
"Heritage Home Program..."
page 16

Upcoming Webinar to Include Heritage Home Program

Be sure to attend the National Trust Action Agenda webinar for Legacy Cities. You can learn more about preservation in cities like Cleveland, Detroit and Buffalo. Plus, see the national take on the success of initiatives like the Heritage Home Program as a part of action item #5, develop new financing mechanisms.

The Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities and Why It Matters
May 31, 2016, 3:00-4:00p.m. EST

The Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities lays out a creative, collaborative framework for getting things done. Its focus? Making preservation a more effective and valuable partner in revitalizing neighborhoods and cities that face high vacancy and concentrated poverty. Developed through multidisciplinary collaboration, the Action Agenda is gaining traction in both "legacy cities" like Detroit and some hot-market cities, and in the preservation field and beyond. Join members of the Preservation Rightsizing Network for a quick orientation to this groundbreaking framework and to discuss how it can be used in a variety of communities to build partnerships and shape new and ongoing initiatives.

Service Spotlight: Finding Clues

Older homes have often been through many changes over the years.  Some of those changes are both necessary and important.  Other changes affect the architectural aesthetic of the home and were most often done as a way to avoid routine maintenance.  Part of our preservation approach is to help homeowners uncover hidden architectural elements and figure out how to restore them. We do this through sourcing historic photographs and supplying the owner with examples of common architectural elements based on the style of the home.  

Often, no guess work is needed, as the details remain, only hidden.  The image above shows the original spindles that still exist under the porch siding.  Even if a few spindles are missing, we can direct the homeowner to a resource that can duplicate the element and the homeowner can proceed with the restoration.  Below is a Tudor Revival that uncovered the defining hallmark of its architectural style, the stucco and half-timbering.  Once the siding was removed, all the homeowner had to do was patch and paint as the original building material was intact!

Positive Feedback from Residents!

Happy homeowners are our goal.  Below are just a few of the positive comments we've gotten from homeowners recently.

"Many thanks to you and Rich!  I was very pleased with his site visit and the suggestions he made.  This is an excellent service that you provide and I'm so happy to be aware of it."
-Hazel, Beachwood 

"I believe the Heritage Home Program provides an important nudge to encourage homeowners who are considering significant improvements.  With the program's finance incentive, the home owner is more likely to choose a long-lasting quality solution."
-Josh and Sarah, Shaker Heights

"And, not to be remiss - if it weren't for the availability of this program through the [Cleveland Restoration] Society, I would never have been able to complete this project. Thank you so much for your assistance. If you need testimony regarding this program for others who qualify and are interested, I am more than happy to do so. 
Thank you!!" -Nancy, Westlake

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