October 2017 Events

Fall 2017 Events

Cosponsored by Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission, Cleveland Heights Historical Society and Heights Library

CHHS Local History Programs Fall 2017 PDF

Doan’s Corners
Monday, October 2nd, 7 p.m.
Heights Main Library, 2345 Lee Road
Speaker:  Dennis Sutcliffe

Originally known as Doan’s Corners, the area began as a stagecoach stop on the road from Buffalo to Cleveland. In the first half of the 20th Century it became an entertainment Mecca offering Clevelander’s a taste of New York City high-life. By the 1970’s it was referred to as an “inner-city Disneyland’ and was the flash-point for battles with the city’s power structure. Today it is part of the sprawling campus of Cleveland Clinic. Program includes audio clips from famous celebrities who performed in the neighborhood.

Ghost Stream Bicycle Ride, Featuring Dugway Brook
Sunday, October 8th, 1-3 p.m., RAIN OR SHINE
Meet at Coventry Library, southeast corner of Euclid Heights Boulevard and Coventry Road
LIMITED AVAILABILITY; RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, CALL 216.325.7781 AFTER September 5th
Tour leader:  Roy Larick, Bluestone Heights

When Cleveland and the Heights were being built, covering and culverting streambeds was the norm.  But traces of Dugway Brook can be seen in the Heights.  On this ride, you’ll see what remains above ground of Dugway in the Heights and learn what’s hidden.  You’ll also learn about recent EPA requirements for our “ghost streams”.  The ride will point out some of the institutions that crowded out Dugway. Bike helmets are highly recommended.  Signing the Heights Bicycle Coalition’s liability waiver is required.

Designing an Appropriate Addition for an Old House
Monday, October 9th, 7 p.m.

Noble Library, 2800 Noble Road
Speakers:  Trudy Andrzejewski, Cleveland Restoration Society & Kara Hamley O’Donnell, City of Cleveland Heights

Planning an addition for an older home can be tricky. We help you with important elements such as scale, massing and trim details that blend the old with the new. We will share ideas for the addition of a first-floor bathroom or bedroom and explain zoning regulations that apply. Functional issues for new square footage and surviving the temporary inconveniences of construction will also be addressed.

 
Designing an Appropriate Addition for an Old House
Tuesday, October 24th, 7 p.m.

Heights Main Library, 2345 Lee Road
Speakers:  Trudy Andrzejewski, Cleveland Restoration Society & Kara Hamley O’Donnell, City of Cleveland Heights

Planning an addition for an older home can be tricky. We help you with important elements such as scale, massing and trim details that blend the old with the new. We will share ideas for the addition of a first-floor bathroom or bedroom and explain zoning regulations that apply. Functional issues for new square footage and surviving the temporary inconveniences of construction will also be addressed.

Integration Experiences
Wednesday, October 25, 7 p.m.
Heights Main Library, 2345 Lee Road
Panel: Rev. Jimmie Hicks, Jeanne Madison, Susanna Niermann O’Neil & others

Learn about Cleveland Heights’ integration during the 1960s & ‘70s from people who were there as they share their experiences in our neighborhoods, schools, organizations and government.  We invite those who have their own integration stories to share them with the group after the panel discussion.

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