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. 
Saturday, June 29, 2019
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church
CRS Members and Parishioners Only Event
10 am to Noon
Don’t miss your chance for an up-close look at this Cleveland Landmark's remarkable art and architecture! Explore the parish's rich cultural history as you tour the church, rectory, and Boe hm Hall and Museum. After the tour, join us for a light lunch and Hungarian pastries available for purchase in Boehm Hall.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary was founded as Cleveland’s first Hungarian Catholic Church in 1892. Construction on the current church building began in 1918 and concluded in 1922.

Built primarily of limestone, according to a design of Cleveland architect Emile Uhlrich, the church is an example of Italian-influenced Baroque Revival architecture, partly modeled after the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone in Rome. Two great towers, topped with cupolas, form the ends of the facade, while a great rose window sits in the middle section of the facade high above the main entrance.

In 1976, St. Elizabeth's Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, qualifying both because of its place in the area's history and because of its historically significant architecture.
Interested in this event but not a CRS member? Join to day!
Curious about caring for your older wood windows?
Wondering if you should repair or replace? Come learn about how to care for and maintain your older windows! Our Window Appreciation talks are free and open to all.

The East Side Window Appreciation Talk will be held on June 19, 2019 at the Beachwood Library at 6:30 pm.

Want more info on how to care for your older home? Click here .
Once a year, members are invited to gather at the Sarah Benedict House to vote in new Board Members and catch up with one another.

Join us July 18 in the Volunteer Garden, weather permitting, for light refreshments and conversation as we look to our future.
For decades, the Baldwin-Buss House, popularly known as the Merino House, was hidden in plain sight on the Hudson Village Green.  Built in 1825, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful homes in Hudson, but today, its future is uncertain. A 2015 plan would have moved the house from its original foundation to make room for commercial development. Although the 2015 plan fell through, the threat of commercial development remains.

The Baldwin-Buss Foundation feels a sense of extreme urgency with their mission to raise the funds necessary to purchase, rehabilitate and return the historic house to productive use. Cleveland Restoration Society supports them in their efforts.
You can help save the Baldwin-Buss House! Click here to download a commitment form or email
Experience Cleveland during Cleveland History Days with events that include the 40th annual Tri-C JazzFest, Blazing Paddles on the Cuyahoga River, Author’s Night at the Music Box Supper Club, a program about the 1995 Cleveland Indians at the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park, the annual tour of the Detroit-Superior Bridge, walking tours and bike tours throughout the downtown area, and two open houses at Midwest Railway Preservation Society. That's not all! View a full list of events below.
Each year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places sheds light on important examples of our nation’s heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. Over 300 places have been listed in its 32-year history, and in that time, fewer than 5 percent of listed sites have been lost.

The 2019 list includes a diverse mix of historic places across America that face a range of challenges and threats, from climate change to inappropriate development to neglect and disuse. 

Saturday, June 15  • 10:30 am
The 1828 Elam Jones House, The Early Trumbull County Clock Industry, The 1821 Peter Allen Inn, Gem of the Western Reserve
Western Reserve Architectural Historians

S peaker: Chris and Diane Klingemier, Homeowners, Restorers, Collectors
For more information, click here . RSVP to Sarah Klann at

Thursday, June 27  • 6 pm
June Membership Meeting
Progress Through Preservation of Greater Akron

The June Meeting will update members on the status of the restoration of the John Brown House in Akron.

For more information about the meeting and a brief history of the John Brown House, click here . RSVP to Dana Noel at

Sunday, June 30  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Common Grounds
Western Reserve Historical Society
Join the Cleveland History Center and the Cleveland Foundation as it hosts its second year of Common Ground. This three hour event invites participants to engage in conversations and interactive activities about the diverse neighborhoods in Cleveland.

Click here to sign up and learn more about this event.

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