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. 
A packed ballroom of architects, planners, developers and community leaders enjoyed lunch and an inspiring program featuring Maurice Cox, Director of Planning and Development for the City of Detroit. Maurice had the crowd's rapt attention with the innovative planning, design and development projects taking place in Detroit. Following the luncheon, a small group gathered at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs for an intimate conversation with Maurice, who shared generously his time and knowledge during his Cleveland visit.

At the luncheon, Bracy E. Lewis received the Robert C. Gaede Award for his contributions to historic preservation. As a tribute to Bracy, a longtime support of the Cleveland Orchestra, Eli Matthews, a violinist with the orchestra and his wife Renee, played a series of short pieces that transported the crowd to Severance Hall for a brief moment.
Photos by Rob Erick and Anita Orenick
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National Trust Community Investment Corporation
Resource for Opportunity Zones

As Opportunity Zones come into focus, NTCIC has been exploring how Opportunity Zone capital can best be invested in underserved communities and complement successful incentives like the NMTC and HTC, while supporting a mission of historic preservation.

Together with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Main Street Center, we have assembled an array of resources and articles for practitioners and preservationists alike. Read and follow our Opportunity Zone Roundup for more information.

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Racial Equity and Inclusion Training

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress delivers on their mission to foster inclusive communities by providing Racial Equity & Inclusion training. In partnership with ThirdSpace Action Lab, CNP is offering introductions to historical, institutional and systemic racism that challenge long, deeply held assumptions within our society. For information, visit their website .
2018 Celebration of Preservation Winner The Marble Room
The Celebration of Preservation is a joint program of the Cleveland Restoration Society and the American Institute of Architects recognizing outstanding achievements in historic preservation in Northeast Ohio. You can join us to commend the efforts of developers, architects, builders, artisans and financiers who make historic rehabilitation projects possible.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for Celebration of Preservation. Garner recognition along with project winners at this special event. Contact Stephanie Allen at  for more details. Download our PDF Sponsorship Packet to learn more information about sponsorship package options.
Visit last year's COP Winner of Excellence in Adaptive Use

Saturday, April 13, 2019
10 - 11 am
CRS Members Only
The Worthington property was designed in 1882 by Cudell and Richardson for the George Worthington Company, a significant Cleveland hardware and industrial supply business. Located in the Warehouse District until 1984, the business had spread to dozens of buildings of which four have been restored into a contemporary apartment complex by the Dalad Group.
Yards Projects is an art hub within Worthington Yards where tenants and visitors can experience and collect the work of regional artist. Meet with Greg Deming, Building Manager, to hear about the restoration project. Liz Maugans, Director of Yards Projects, will talk about how art plays a role in the building's identity and success.

Tour is limited to current members of the Cleveland Restoration Society.
Rep. Janine Boyd to Speak at Shaker Historical Society
Join the Shaker Historical Society on Sunday, March 31st as they honor Women's History Month with a very special program presented by Rep. Janine Boyd about Black Women's History through time. Rep. Janine Boyd will look at the role African American women have played in politics. 
Why Historic Preservation Needs a New Approach
One of the great surprises of the digital age is that quality of place remains such a key factor in where people choose to live and businesses choose to open their doors. Only 10 or 20 years ago, futurists and technologists promised us that place would become irrelevant: We would all live and work and connect with the world via the internet, free to roam anywhere we chose. But millions of years of evolution are tough to shake; we remain social creatures and continue to seek connection, delight, and fulfillment in real, physical space.
Join WRAH for Upcoming Walking Tours!
Western Reserve Architectural Historians was founded in 1965 to provide an opportunity for persons from all professions and backgrounds to meet regularly so that they might understand and enjoy the region's architectural heritage.

A Century of Landscape Design around the Cleveland Museum of Art
Sunday, April 28th at 1:00pm, Cleveland Museum of Art
Speaker: Jeffrey Strean,
Director of Design and Architecture, Cleveland Museum of Art

Landscape Architecture Tour of Eastman Reading Garden, 
Public Square & Perk Park
Saturday, May 18th at 1:00 pm, Eastman Reading Garden
Speaker: Charles Frederick,
Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Kent State University

Events are free and open to the public but require registration. Register today by calling (216) 226-2820 or emailing . For more information, visit the WRAH website .
Hope for the City, Old Stone Church on Public Square
Wednesdays March 13th, March 20th, March 27th, and April 3rd
Cities are wonderful places to live, work, and play. You can reside close to friends and neighbors, walk to work, relax in a park, and shop at your favorite stores. But what if you're homeless? What if you're unable to take advantage of urban opportunities due to disabilities or lack of knowledge? Find out how we can improve (and often utilize) our cities to create a better world for all!

Connections Matter
Wednesday, March 13th at Old Stone Church
Dorothy Baunach, Chief Executive Officer, DigitalC

Furniture and Upholstery at Woodrich Furniture Company presented by
Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) Ohio and Lake Erie Chapter
Friday, March 22nd 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
4555 Renaissance Parkway, Cleveland
Fred Kramer of Woodrich Furniture will introduce the tools, materials and techniques involved in traditional metal and organic suspension systems. He will also discuss padding systems, finish upholstery fabric and detailing.

Members $20.00  Non-members $25.00
For more information visit their website .

Managing the City: Honoring the Career of Professor Sylvester Murray
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26
Reception and Conference
Free and Open to the Public
This special two-day event offers a great opportunity to reflect on the career of Professor Sylvester Murray, who has had a long and distinguished career in the scholarly study of city management and practice. More information on the program available here .
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