Lee Road Library hosts October Heights history talks
This October, the Cleveland Heights Historical Society and Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission partner with Heights Libraries to offer presentations that delve into Heights neighborhoods, architecture and more, to highlight the Heights’s storied past, current issues and future direction. All programs take place at the Lee Road Library, 2345 Lee Road.
Rockefeller's Forest Hill Neighborhood
Thursday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.
Learn about the Forest Hill development, its connection to the Rockefeller family, its unique and varied architecture, and plans to list the entire neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places. Presented by Sharon Gregor, Jeff Dross and Christopher Hubbert.
Heights, Monticello & Roxboro: Past, Present & Future
Thursday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
Over the next five years, the Heights school district is embarking on a complete, systemic renovation of Heights High and its two middle schools, Monticello and Roxboro. Learn about the buildings' architecture, changes over time and what is in store for the schools’ future designs. Presented by Eric Silverman, member of the CH-UH Board of Education.
Integration of Cleveland Heights
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.
Back by popular request, Mark Souther, CSU associate professor of history, and Susie Kaeser, longtime resident of Cleveland Heights, will share the history of the city's integration using historical images and oral histories. Following a brief overview of the impact of elements such as the Great Migration, slum clearance and public housing, the presenters will focus on the role of citizen activities in Cleveland Heights, where residents proved that re-segregation, disinvestment and white flight were anything but inevitable, and recast Cleveland Heights as a national model for stable integration.
Mazie Adams is a local historian who serves on both the CH Landmark Commission and the board of the CH Historical Society.