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Historic Preservation ENews | February 2020

Nominate a Project for the 2020 Preservation Awards

2018 Preservation Award Winner for Architecturally Appropriate Addition

2018 Preservation Award Recipient for Architecturally Appropriate Addition

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 the 2018 recipients.

2020 Celebration of Preservation:
Nominate Your Favorite Historic Preservation Project

The Cleveland Restoration Society and AIA Cleveland seek nominations for outstanding historic preservation projects in the region. Projects are nominated by the community and reviewed by a jury of historic preservation experts and certified architects. Award winning projects are announced during their annual Awards Program. 

Nominate a project.

Shaker Historical Society Exhibit:
A Celebration & History of the African American Vote: Exclusion & Inclusion

February 1 - May 31, 2020
Shaker Historical Society
16740 South Park Blvd.

"A Celebration & History of the African American Vote" looks at the impact of influential African Americans in local politics from Winston Richie (First African American Councilman in Shaker Heights), and Peter Lawson Jones (Shaker Heights Councilman), up to Carmella Williams who was just elected to Shaker Heights City Council. This exhibit will also examine Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Shaker to promote the election of Carl B. Stokes, and more.

John G. Morikis, Chairman and CEO of Sherwin-Williams

Cleveland Restoration Society's 2020 Community Luncheon

Thursday, March 26, 11:30 AM
Westin Downtown Cleveland
777 St. Clair Ave. NE, Cleveland, OH 44114

The Cleveland Restoration Society’s Community Luncheon is a much anticipated annual event, bringing together the community to celebrate historic preservation. Meet fellow preservationists and hear from the 2020 keynote luncheon speaker, John G. Morikis, Chairman and CEO of Sherwin-Williams.

Learn more and register

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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