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Historic Preservation ENews | October 2019

Nominate a Project for the 2020 Preservation Awards

2018 Preservation Award Winner - Woodbury School Bell Tower Restoration

Woodbury School Bell Tower Restoration (2018 Preservation Award Recipient)

The Shaker Heights Landmark Commission established its Preservation Award program in 1998 to recognize and highlight efforts by property owners who have preserved and improved their properties. Exterior projects completed after April 2017 are eligible. Nominations may be submitted for any building in Shaker Heights, including homes and apartment buildings, commercial buildings, and other structures. Award categories include:

  • Retention of Original Materials
  • Exterior Restoration
  • Excellence in Stewardship
  • Distinguished Landscape
  • Architecturally Appropriate Addition
  • Other

Submissions will be accepted online through March 31, 2020. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Fall 2020.

Nominate a project or view last year's recipients.


Life Safety and Seasonal Maintenance for Your Sacred Landmark

Tuesday, October 15, 6-8 PM

Trinity Commons at Trinity Cathedral

2230 Euclid Avenue

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. In this workshop for church trustees and facilities managers, experts in architecture, roofing, masonry, stained glass, and other construction trades will give advice on:
  • Scheduling seasonal maintenance
  • Important fire & safety improvements
  • Energy efficiency
  • Usable products and equipment
Register here.
Shaker Historical Society's Century House Birthday Party

Century House Birthday Party

Thursday, October 17, 6-8 PM

Van Aken District Market Hall
3441 Tuttle Road

Join the Shaker Historical Society at the Market Hall for a celebration of historic properties and century homes in Shaker Heights. The Shaker Heights Public Library, Landmark Commission, and Cleveland Restoration Society will be present to share their resources. 

This event is presented, in part, thanks to a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and a grant from NOPEC in partnership with the City of Shaker Heights. This will be a FREE event for Shaker Heights residents.

For your convenience, the Landmark Commission maintains a list of specialty contractors and resources for your historic home. That list, and other information, is available on the Landmark Commission web page .

Did you know you can look up your home's original building card? Learn about this and more at .

The Cleveland Restoration Society's Heritage Home Program offers a range of services to help you repair, maintain, and rehab your older home, while retaining architectural features and increasing your home’s value. If you live in a Shaker home that is at least 50 years old, there are a number of free services available to you, including site visits, paint color consultations, and review of contractor estimates. Visit the Cleveland Restoration Society website to learn more.  

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