The monthly 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.

January 2019 Preservation News & Events
2019 Cleveland Restoration Society Community Luncheon 
Keynote Speaker Maurice Cox
Detroit Planning and Development Director
Thursday, March 7th at Westin Cleveland 

Revitalizing Cities and Neighborhoods
The Big Payback: Historic Preservation
Mr. Cox is a nationally acclaimed community designer and leader of the public interest design movement. He is widely respected for his ability to incorporate active citizen participation into the urban design and planning process. He has a reputation for developing bold -yet achievable- plans that become tools for civic discourse and empowerment, embraced by diverse sectors of the community. Post-bankruptcy Detroit is becoming a leading laboratory for urban regeneration, and Cox has earned widespread acclaim for his innovative role in the process.

Thank you to our Program Sponsors 

National Trust Community Investment Corp

Sponsorship opportunities for table of eight start at $1500/ Individual tickets are $75
Click here for more information or to register for the program. 
Celebration of Preservation
Nominate Your Favorite Historic Preservation Project

Credit Jim McGuire Photographs
Help us celebrate local preservation projects by nominating a project to receive recognition at the 2019 Celebration of Preservation. The Cleveland Restoration Society and AIA Cleveland's annual preservation awards program recognizes individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate excellence and outstanding commitment to historic preservation. Nominations are due Friday, February 14th, 2019 by 5 p.m. Awards will be determined by a jury of architects, contractors, and experts in historic preservation and announced during the Celebration of Preservation in May. 

Contact if you would like to submit a nomination for recognition. Projects must be completed December 2018 for consideration.
Third Floor Available in Sarah Benedict House

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 

Heritage Ohio 
2019 Revitalization Series 
Wednesday, February 13 in Mount Vernon

Join Heritage Ohio in Mount Vernon for their first Four Point Approach workshop of the year with a focus on Organization. Topics will include Robert's Rules of Order for running a meeting, choosing leadership positions, how the board and staff work together, and how they work together in the community from a fundraising perspective. The program will look at personality types to better understand those you work with (and yourself!) 
Register here. 
Progress Through Preservation          
Annual Membership Dinner and Business Meeting
Monday, January 28 in Akron

The 2019 Annual Membership Dinner & Business Meeting for Progress Through Preservation of Greater Akron (PTP) will take place on Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Akron Woman's City Club, 732 West Exchange St. in Akron. Meeting registration will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. 

Guest speaker will be local author David Giffels, an assistant professor of English at the University of Akron, where he teaches creative nonfiction in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts Program. His most recent book, All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House, received widespread acclaim. 
Advanced registration is required by Thursday, January 24.

For more information and to register visit the website.

CRS Welcomes New Staff
Sophia Szeles joins the Cleveland Restoration Society as a Development and Marketing Assistant this January. She will assist with fundraising and event planning, as well as communications. Sophia graduated from Baldwin Wallace University this past December with a B.A. in Public and Nonprofit Management.


Friday, January 25, 2019

Sustainable Cleveland 2019

Cleveland City Hall

11 am - 2 pm


Visit the Heritage Home table at the

Year of People Kick Off 
Free and open to the Public with a photo id required for entry into City Hall


Saturday, February 2, 2019

How To Date Your Old Photos Without Breaking Up With Them 

Cleveland History Center



Lysa Stanton, president of the Westlake Historical Society, will give tips on how to determine the approximate time period of old photos based on clues within the photos. Fee $15. To register:    

Stephanie Allen, editor | Cleveland Restoration Society | 216-426-1000 |