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. 
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Our story starts just west of the intersection of Lee and Seville Roads, where a Black enclave took shape in the 1920s. By establishing a foothold in Cleveland’s far southeastern reaches, African Americans laid the successful groundwork for this vicinity to develop as a Black “suburb in the city.”

The Cleveland Restoration Society, a regional historic preservation non-profit, has worked for the past several years collecting community history, interviewing and filming residents of the neighborhood, and scouring archives and private collections for historical images that help tell the story of this remarkable place.
Give the gift of preservation this holiday season! Now through January 5 th , you can purchase a Cleveland Restoration Society Household Membership and a copy of The Making of Cleveland’s Black Suburb in the City: Lee-Seville and Lee-Harvard for just $55.00, the price of a standard Household Membership.*

Give a gift that friends and family can enjoy throughout the year!

A Cleveland Restoration Society Household Membership includes:
  • Invitations to all household members to attend free members-only events such as SNOOP! tours and our annual membership meeting
  • Two discounted tickets to our annual awards ceremony, Celebration of Preservation
  • A subscription to our biannual printed magazine Facade
  • A subscription to our monthly eNewsletter Perspectives

* This offer available for gift memberships only, not valid for membership renewals
CRS and AIA Cleveland celebrate National Preservation Month each May by recognizing outstanding historic preservation projects from the region during our annual Awards Program. Projects are nominated by the community and reviewed by a jury of historic preservation experts and certified architects. Our program highlights award winning projects through visual storytelling followed by a celebratory reception.

Nominations Due February 14, 2020 by 5:00 pm.
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 Tom Jorgensen at
The West Side Market celebrated its 107 th birthday last Saturday, November 2 nd . We congratulate the Market for another year of serving the people of Cleveland for 39,055 days.

West Side Market wants to hear your voice. Your responses will help to improve the quality of services, vendors and products at the West Side Market.

Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey with the link below.
Monday, November 18th • 9:0 0 am - 11:00 am
City of Cleveland Community Development-A neighborhood Revitalization Toolbox
Bonda Room, UR 254
Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

The City of Cleveland’s Community Development department is committed to improving the quality of life in the City of Cleveland by strengthening our neighborhoods through successful housing rehabilitation efforts, commercial rehabilitation efforts, new housing construction, homeownership, and community focused human services. The Department’s neighborhood revitalization toolbox is delivered in partnership with community development corporations, housing partners and private development. The presentation will discuss the work of the department currently and several initiatives that are paving the way to a ten-year housing and neighborhood plan. They include equitable development through a re-examination of our tax abatement and land bank policies and a focus on increasing private lending in our revitalizing and middle neighborhoods.

Tuesday, November 19th • 6 :30 pm - 8:00 pm
Building Youth Power in Cities
Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
Shaker Heights Public Library

Special event celebrating five years of the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative’s Making Our Own Space program. How are design & planning professionals collaborating with young people to build cities for the future? Please join us for the release of a new guide to youth engagement and community design, inspired by the projects created by Cleveland students through the CUDC’s  Making Our Own Space  program. Keynote speakers at the event are Jae Shin and Damon Rich, who will give a talk entitled, Building Youth Power in Cities: Newark/Detroit/Cleveland at tha Crossroads.

Free admission. Reservations requested. 

Saturday, November 23rd 10:00 am
Take a Hike® Early Cleveland Tour
Historic Gateway Neighborhood Development Corporation

Experience the untold history of early Cleveland! Journey from the Warehouse District through the Flats. Discover the Old River Road Historic District & Settler's Landing. Meet at the Phoenix Coffee (826 West St. Clair Avenue).

RSVP is strongly recommended for all tours so our guides can provide the best experience. (Participants may still attend the event without RSVP.)

Saturday, November 23rd 5 :00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free Public Tour of Severance Hall
Severance Hall
Cleveland Orchestra

Regarded by many music-lovers as one of the world's most beautiful concert halls, Severance Hall is a true gem in the city of Cleveland. Incorporating some of the finest materials and most advanced features available at the time of its construction, there are hidden delights throughout the building.

Reservations are required; call our Ticket Office at 216-231-1111

For more information click here . Email for questions.

Tuesday, November 24th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Holiday Open House
Western Reserve Historical Society

Kick off the season with a Holiday Open House in our Hay-McKinney Mansion! This year, help decorate our mansion for the holidays and get a behind-the-scenes look as we install our special holiday exhibits. Children are invited to decorate their own holiday treats and create cards to take home or to send to veterans at the neighboring Louis Stokes VA Hospital. Then, venture upstairs for story time in the home’s historic nursery before exploring the rest of our galleries.