Lecture and walking tour conclude Historic Preservation Month

The City of Cleveland Heights will conclude Preservation Month, a celebration of significant places that have contributed to its history, with a lecture and walking tour.

On Thursday, June 23, Korbi Roberts, independent historian, and Dr. J. Mark Souther, associate professor of history at Cleveland State University, will present “The History of Grant Deming’s Forest Hill,” a Cleveland Heights Neighborhood that was listed in the National Register of Historic Places last year. Roberts and Souther will discuss the property’s early history and its development into the neighborhood that residents know today.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Superior Schoolhouse, 14391 Superior Road. Parking at the schoolhouse is limited to the elderly or those with disabilities. Parking for all others is at the Cumberland Park parking lot. The event is free, but reservations are required. For reservations, call 216-320-1423 or e-mail info@futureheights.org.

Then, on Saturday, June 25, Deanna Bremer Fisher, executive director of FutureHeights and amateur historian, will lead a walking tour at Lake View Cemetery highlighting famous Cleveland Heights residents who are buried in the cemetery. Participants will visit the monuments of Dr. George Crile, John L. Severance, Adella Prentiss Hughes, Elliot Ness and others.

The tour will begin at 10 a.m. at the Garfield Monument in Lake View Cemetery. The cost is $7 per person and registration is required. Call 216-421-2687 to register.

Preservation Month events in Cleveland Heights are cosponsored by the Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission, FutureHeights and the Cleveland Heights Historical Society. On May 1, the city launched a smart phone app that highlights several significant sites in Cleveland Heights. Find it at http://mobilehistorycleveland.org.

Deanna Bremer Fisher

Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.

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Volume 4, Issue 7, Posted 11:06 AM, 06.14.2011