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. 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
The Celebration of Preservation Awards is the annual event that showcases the best in regional preservation awarded by the Cleveland Restoration Society and the American Institute of Architects Cleveland. Recent preservation projects in Northeast Ohio are honored for design excellence, community impact, innovation and outstanding commitment to historic preservation.

From the architects to engineers, craftspeople and finance team, historic preservation projects are a challenge. See the before and after of incredible projects that are transforming neighborhoods within Cleveland and beyond. Mingle with award winners and preservation friends following the awards ceremony at a festive reception in the Ohio Theatre lobby. 
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Celebrate each day of Preservation Month with this fun and informative action list from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Each time you participate in an action, share it on social media with the hashtag #ThisPlaceMatters

We can't wait to see what you accomplish!
Completed in 1930 by the Van Sweringen Brothers, the Terminal Tower was considered a national landmark and one of the tallest skyscrapers in the country at its debut. Nearly 90 years later, Terminal Tower has undergone many changes, but one thing that hasn't changed for the 52 story, 708 foot building are its spectacular views of the city.

Don't miss your chance to see Cleveland from the historic Terminal Tower. Every weekend through the end of summer, the observation deck will be open to the public. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can currently be purchased for time slots as late as June 30th.
Read more about the preservation of Terminal Tower by K&D Group.
Enjoy the sunshine and spring air as you stroll down Detroit Avenue in Lakewood. Complete with photos from The Cleveland Memory Project, Lakewood Historical Society's free self-guided walking tour shows the street as it once was.

Learn more about the stately homes and ornate buildings that once decorated this now mostly modern commercial hub.
12902 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood ca. 1911
Get a behind the scenes look at the historic Baldwin Water Treatment Plant. Baldwin opened in 1925 in response to Cleveland's rapid growth after World War I. Explore state-of-the-art facilities and enjoy free plant tours, family-friendly activities, water-related demonstrations, hands-on exhibits, food trucks, and our NEW Kids' Zone. An outstanding feature of Baldwin is its enormous covered reservoir, which is one of the largest in the world. At the Open House, you'll meet the people who work hard each day to ensure safe, quality drinking water. This event provides a fun and educational opportunity to learn how water gets from Lake Erie to your home. Last tour at 3:00 pm.
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.

Saturday, May 18  • 1:00 pm
Landscape Architecture Tour of Eastman Reading Garden,
Public Square, and Perk Park
Western Reserve Architectural Historians

S peaker: Charles Frederick, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Kent State University
For more information, click here . RSVP to Sarah Klann at by Tuesday, May 14th.

Sunday, May 19  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel Birthday Bash
Western Reserve Historical Society
May 19, 1910 was the day that opened the season for Euclid Beach Park. It was also the first time that attendees would set their sights on, and ride, the magnificent Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.
Celebrate the Grand Carousel's 109th birthday while enjoying activities, unlimited rides on the Grand Carousel, and delicious treats. Purchase tickets here .

Tuesday, May 28  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Akron History Hikes: Walk with Sojourner Truth
Summit County Historical Society

Actor, director & playwright Josy Jones re-enacts the Sojourner Truth speech as reprinted in the Anti-Slavery Bugle in 1851. The reenactment takes place at the Wesley Temple AME Zion Church on North Prospect Street. The group then proceeds to the Sojourner Truth Ohio Historical Marker on High Street, where Society President & CEO Leianne Neff Heppner will talk about the 1851 convention. 

Tickets are free but are required for this event. Email the Summit County Historical Society at or call Society offices at 330-535-1120 to reserve your place.

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