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, September 21st, 2019
Harcourt Manor
6:30pm - 10pm
You are invited to experience the splendor of Harcourt Manor and its lush gardens at the Cleveland Restoration Society’s 2019 Benefit!  

Our hosts are the Lady and Lord of the Manor, Anya and John Rudd. Delight in the Rudd’s recently completed magnificent transformation of a prized Cleveland Heights in-town estate! This exemplary project honors Cleveland heritage while demonstrating how an elaborate historic home can be brought forward into the 21st century.

Limited availability, Register now!
Thank you to our Sponsors
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Sponsor the 2019 Cleveland Restoration Society Benefit and receive exclusive perks, including advertising in the event program. Your engagement supports the programs and work of the Cleveland Restoration Society .
For sponsorship information contact Stephanie Phelps .
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Trinity Commons at Trinity Cathedral
6 pm to 8 pm
Many religious structures in Northeastern Ohio are at risk due to a combination of age and inadequate or deferred maintenance that has caused some to deteriorate.  The Cleveland Restoration Society Sacred Landmarks Support Group was formed in 2014 to help stem the tide of deteriorating sacred landmarks through the introduction of technical assistance, planning and guidance. The Sacred Landmarks Support Group is comprised of experts in stained glass, masonry, engineering, architecture and planning. 

In this seminar, participants will hear from experts in the field and discuss seasonal maintenance tips for religious properties, fire and life safety improvements, specifically at Trinity Cathedral, learn technical information on affordable technological advances for mechanical systems, and experience hands-on samples and illustrations of usable products and equipment.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Scofield Mansion
CRS Members Only Event
10 am to Noon
 Registration is still open to sign up for this SNOOP!

Join us for a presentation about Levi Scofield and the Sailors and Soldier’s Monument at the magnificent three story Victorian-style mansion where Levi lived until his death. Lauren Pacini, Cleveland architectural photographer and local history author, tells the story of Scofield’s Monument through narrative and contemporary photography. Lauren will sign copies of his book Honoring Their Memories: Levi T. Scofield, Cleveland’s Monumental Architect and Sculptor, created in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument.
Interested in this event but not a CRS member? Join today!
Join the  Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve  on Tuesday, September 10th at noon for their Annual Meeting and Luncheon at Merwin's Wharf. Anthony Hiti, our Immediate Past Chair of the Board, will be the guest speaker and discuss the historic Luther Moses House.

If you have questions or are interested in this event, call 216-319-0997.
Part of News 5 Cleveland's A Better Land series, the Cleveland Restoration Society's Heritage Home Program was spotlighted as making Cleveland a better place to live by helping keep old homes afloat.

To read the article or watch the segment on the Heritage Home Program, click below.
Interested in learning more about our Heritage Home Program? Click here.
Jean Gaede, a founding member of the Cleveland Restoration Society, died unexpectedly this past August at Chautauqua Institution, where she summered most of her life. We at the Cleveland Restoration Society mourn the loss of a great lady and honor a life well-lived. 

Jean Bailey Gaede was a remarkable woman. A graduate of Shaker Heights High School and Bucknell University, she pursued a life dedicated to civic engagement, education, the arts and women’s organizations. Jean loved a spirited and good-hearted debate that encouraged respect and appreciation of differences among people, a lesson for today. Creativity was core to Jean’s spirit. She was an artist of stunning paintings and drawings, she was a creative writer and poet, and a meticulous needle-pointer. Jean was an avid reader and authored two books,  Ancestral Anthologies  and  Yankee Convictions , documenting her accomplished forebears. 

Jean was involved in and led many local organizations including the Cleveland League of Women Voters, the Lomond Elementary and Shaker Heights High Schools PTAs, the Shaker Square Merchants Association, the Greater Cleveland YWCA, the Women’s City Club of Cleveland and Women Celebrating the Bicentennial of Cleveland. Her leadership was recognized with many awards including the Elsa Pavlik Award from the Women’s City Club and the Greater Cleveland YWCA Women of Achievement Award.

Many of us knew Jean as the wife of Robert C. Gaede, FAIA, whose national influence led to the formation of the American architectural preservation field. She was his devoted wife and mother of their children, Gretchen and Carl. She was the granddaughter of Henry Turner Bailey, the first Dean of the Cleveland School of Art (now Cleveland Institute of Art). Her mother, Helen Bailey, operated a well-known gift shop on Shaker Square and at Chautauqua Institution for many years.

Donations in her name are suggested to the Chautauqua Institution, PO Box 25, Chautauqua, NY, 14722 or the Cleveland Restoration Society, 3751 Prospect Avenue E, Cleveland, OH 44115.
PETER VAN DIJK (1929-2019)
One of Cleveland’s distinguished senior statesman of historic preservation architecture, Peter van Dijk, FAIA, has died. Peter was a beloved local architect, highly regarded for his superlative modern designs.  Yet Peter also possessed a keen appreciation of Cleveland’s landmarks. With a world view of architecture having lived and practiced internationally, Peter deeply appreciated Cleveland’s many fine old buildings and was an articulate advocate for their preservation to enhance the city’s character and attractiveness to visitors. 

We at the Cleveland Restoration Society routinely relied upon Peter’s beautiful words to describe Cleveland landmarks, and his deft hand at renewing them for future generations. We are indebted to him for many important projects which won countless preservation awards from the Society, as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Click here to read about Peter van Dijk's impact on Cleveland architecture.
The weekend of October 4, 5, & 6, 2019 , Lee Road Baptist Church will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary by “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, and Embracing the Future!” with the Lee-Harvard Community.

The Lee-Harvard Community Fair be held on Saturday, October 5th from noon until 5:00 p.m. on Lee Road at Stockbridge between Eldamere and Biltmore. The purpose of the fair is to give members of the neighborhood and community the opportunity to engage in positive activities and to strengthen work with community partners. There will be activities for children, youth, seniors, and families, including arts and culture, police and fire engagement, and gaming and learning opportunities. There will be information from medical facilities, government agencies, community groups, local businesses, climate change and sustainability programs and much more.
The Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program provides a tax credit in order to leverage the private redevelopment of historic buildings. The program is highly competitive and receives applications bi-annually in March and September.

With 22 rounds of funding complete, tax credits have been approved for 438 projects to rehabilitate 606 historic buildings in 71 different Ohio communities. The program is projected to leverage more than $6 billion in private redevelopment funding and federal tax credits directly through the rehabilitation projects.

The submittal period for the Round 23 Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Application is now open. Applicants must electronically submit an application form to ODSA by Monday, September 30, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. in order to be considered for a Round 23 award. In addition, the application fee must be received either in person or by mail by September 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m .
For questions, contact Lisa Brownell at (614) 752-2345 or
Covered in the Spring 2019 issue of  Facade , 7714 Franklin Boulevard is for sale. Built in 1883, the restored 7714 Franklin stands out in the Franklin-West Clinton Historic District because of its unique architecture. New life has been given to this historically significant home and it is being sold by CPD Homes.

Check out the property listing below.
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
Wednesday, September 11 7:00 pm
Bratenahl Place Information Session
1 Bratenahl Place, Bratenahl, OH

Wednesday, September 18 6:00 pm
South Euclid/Euclid Information Session
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Public Library

Tuesday, September 24 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tremont's Farmers Market

Thursday, September 26 5:00 pm
Mayfield Village Senior Fair
6621 Wilson Mills, Mayfield Village, OH

Thursday, September 26 6:00 pm
Ward 9 and 14 Information Session
Sarah Benedict House

Wednesday, October 2 7:00 pm
Hudson Workshop – Energy Efficiency
Barlow Community Center

Monday, October 7 6:00 pm
Slavic Village Housing Workshop
5700 Broadway Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44127

Wednesday, October 23 5:30 pm
Cleveland Housing Court Clinic
Bratenahl Community Center
10300 Brighton Rd, 44108

Wednesday, October 23 6:30 pm
Oakwood Windows Presentation
Oakwood Community Center

For more information check out the Heritage Home Program's event calendar.
Wednesday, September 11th • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio
Southeast Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Lee Road Baptist Church, AARP, University Hospitals

On September 11th, join Lee Road Baptist Church and Pastor James P. Quincy for a Day of Service in Lee-Harvard and Lee-Seville.

This wonderful community is one of our Cleveland favorites and the subject of our forthcoming book, The Making of Cleveland’s Black Suburb in the City: Lee-Seville and Lee-Harvard.

During the special time of giving back to the community, four homes owned by senior citizens will be retrofitted for safety from falls. Volunteers will also help these treasured members of the community with simple chores around the house.

This community-wide effort is being led by Lee Road Baptist Church, University Hospitals and AARP among others. Won't you give a few hours of your time to strengthen our neighborhoods?

Register to volunteer here .

Saturday, September 14th • 1:00 pm
Parlor Chat: Our Lady of Guadalupe Special Exhibit
Monroe House
Oberlin Heritage Center and Museum of Hispanic and Latino Cultures

President of the Museum of Hispanic and Latino Cultures Guillermo Arriaga will give a free 45-60 minute parlor talk in the Monroe House about the “Our Lady of Guadalupe” special exhibit. Space is limited; reservations required. The Museum of Hispanic and Latino Cultures is based in Lorain, Ohio and presents programs and travelling exhibits that document and interpret 18 countries through art and artifacts.

Click here to view the flyer. To reserve a spot click here . To learn more, email .

Saturday, September 14th • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bike Shaker Bike Tours
Shaker Historical Society

Join the Shaker Historical Society for a fun outing on Sunday, September 15th from 1-4:00 pm. The Shaker Historical Society provides an opportunity to explore Shaker Heights by bike with an architect guide as well as a dedicated cyclist. Your architect guide will highlight Tudor Revival architecture around town. This fun event is in support of our Tudor City architecture exhibit. Learn about Shaker Heights from two professionals, all while spending some time outside in our beautiful community.

The Shaker Historical Society has 9 bikes available to rent for $20, or if you bring your own bike for the tour, the price is $15 ($5 discount to SHS members). Space is limited so reserve your tickets now!

Click here to buy your tickets.

Sunday, September 15th • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
42nd Annual Heights Heritage Home & Garden Tour
Heights Community Congress

For months, local volunteers have been recruiting Heights residents who are willing to open up their homes and gardens so the greater community can come and experience just a small part of what makes The Heights so unique. Every year the Tour has a different personality based upon the homes that are being showcased. This year, Tour Participants will come together to experience a special part of what makes Cleveland Heights so unique - our beautiful homes and gardens whose timeless elegance contribute to the fabric of our lives.  

Click here to purchase your Home & Garden Tour tickets.

Tuesday, September 17th • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
"Legacy Cities: Continuity and Change Amid Decline and Revival" Book Release
Roberta Steinbacher Atrium
Levin College of Urban Affairs

Legacy cities, also commonly referred to as shrinking, or post-industrial cities, are places that have experienced sustained population loss and economic contraction. In the United States, legacy cities are those that are largely within the Rust Belt that thrived during the first half of the 20th century. In the second half of the century, these cities declined in economic power and population leaving a legacy of housing stock, warehouse districts, and infrastructure that is ripe for revitalization. This volume explores not only the commonalities across legacy cities in terms of industrial heritage and population decline, but also their differences. Legacy Cities poses the questions: What are the legacies of legacy cities? How do these legacies drive contemporary urban policy, planning and decision-making? And, what are the prospects for the future of these cities? Contributors primarily focus on Cleveland, Ohio, but all Rust Belt cities are discussed.

Click here to view the poster for this event. Register here.

Thursday, September 26th 7:00 pm
TakeMeBack Series: "Titanic and the Great Lakes"
The Historical Museum of Richfield
Richfield Historical Society

Carrie Sowden, from the National Museum of the Great Lakes Speakers’ Bureau, will talk about “Titanic and the Great Lakes”. Her presentation will commemorate the loss of the Titanic with an overview about the ship, its building, first trip, and sinking. She will also share the Great Lakes connections to this tragic story.

This presentation is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Call 330-659-4750 for additional information.

Friday, September 27th 5:30 pm
The Science and Art of Ornament
Union Club
Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA)

Could your building make you healthier, smarter, and happier? Join us as Matthew McNicholas, AIA, discusses how Ornament - that which beautifies our built environment and adds grace to our buildings - plays a far more important role in our everyday experience than previously understood or acknowledged. Mr. McNicholas will demonstrate the science-based case for the use of Ornament in architecture, while covering some of its varied benefits for Humanity. 

Prices are $25.00 for presentation, snacks, wine & beer served or $125 for presentation & dinner - limited seating for dinner. RSVP by September 15, 2019 to or 216-631-0557 .

Click here to see the flyer for this event. Click here for more information.

Sunday, September 29th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hungarian Fall Festival
St. Elizabeth Parish Hall
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church

Includes Bilingual Mass at 11:00 am, Hungarian food, an international dance recital, and face painting. The menu will include chicken paprikas, stuffed cabbage, sausages (hurka & kolbasz), lingos-elephant ears, assorted Hungarian pastries, refreshing drinks and alcoholic drinks. Music will be provided by Harmonia Ensemble. Guest of Honor are Dr. Zita Bencsik, Consulate General of Hungary from Chicago, and Árpád János Potápi, Hungarian Secretary of State for National Policy. A dmission is $5 for adults and free for children and students.

The festival’s primary aims are to nurture Hungarian identity and to acquaint all those who value the ethnic diversity of Cleveland with Hungarian culture. We look forward to displaying our cultural treasures to as wide a group as possible, to all those who love Hungarian food and culture! Details can be found in the accompanying flyer, on our website, , or on our Facebook Page, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Church Cleveland OH.

Click here to see the flyer for this event. To buy tickets for the event click here.

Sunday, October 6th and Sunday, October 20th 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cleveland Civil War Connections Tour
Merwin's Warf, 1785 Merwin Avenue (In the Flats)
Woodland Cemetery Foundation

The bus tour will include the Sanitary Commission Building, St. John's Church, Camp Cleveland, Woodland Cemetery, Lincoln Park, Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Old Stone Church, Cleveland Gray's Armory, among other sites. First 2 tickets are $35 each, then each additional ticket is $30, tickets must be purchased together. Pay by check or via PayPal.

For more information contact Paul Siedel or call 216-961-6033.

Click here to download the form or purchase tickets online.

Thursday, October 10th and Saturday, October 12th
PastForward National Preservation Conference
Denver, Colorado
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Combining both the practical and the aspirational, PastForward is the place to ask questions, share ideas, and push the envelope toward a wider and more effective preservation practice. Each year we not only build on conversations from previous conferences but also initiate new discussions about timely and relevant topics. So, whether this is your first conference or fifth,  there’s something for everyone !

In 2019, you’ll find educational tracks on  saving urban neighborhoods adopting next-generation small community preservation strategies , and  preserving women’s history . You’ll also learn about mitigating threats to public lands, develop strategies for  tackling the effects of climate change , and hear about the role of intangible and cultural heritage shaping our stories and communities. And you can network at  Denver’s famous Red Rocks Ampitheatre  at the conference’s closing event.

Register here for the conference.

Monday, October 21st - Wednesday, October 23rd
2019 Annual Conference
The DoubleTree Hotel Newark
Heritage Ohio

Join Heritage Ohio for their Annual Conference in Newark, Ohio for 2 days of keynotes, workshops, and networking. The leaders of preservation and revitalization will provide you with an exciting and educational set of sessions, bringing back many of our most popular sessions and adding in some highly requested topics!

For more information about the conference, sessions, and to register online click here .