Landmark Commission Announces Photo Contest Winners
Fourth Annual Contest Celebrates Preservation Month
Dateline: April 29, 2016 - The Shaker Heights Landmark Commission announces winners of the fourth annual Preservation Month photo contest after reviewing 89 entries from 30 photographers. The contest was created in 2013 in honor of National Preservation Month, celebrated each May by preservation organizations across the country.
Commission members considered a variety of images from all over the City. Each photo captured a unique element within Shaker Heights which contributes to the visual richness of the community and honors the City’s history. “The Landmark Commission is thrilled with the quality and range of photos we received,” said Ann Klavora, Principal Planner for the City. “They speak to the charm and character of Shaker Heights, and we’re happy to be able to showcase them.”
The Commission selected winners in each of three announced categories. They also acknowledged a set of photos submitted by Shaker resident Herb Ascherman in a special “Halle House Craftsmen” category, noting the series’ collective appeal and its celebration of historic preservation and renovation. The winners include:
ARCHITECTURE & BUILDING
First Place—Church, Paul Markowicz
Runner-Up— Fall Flower Boxes, Michael Anne Johnson
LANDSCAPE & NATURE
First Place—Horseshoe Lake Winter, Fiona Payne
Runner-Up—Bridge, Victor McDowell Jr.
First Place—Winslow Homes, Leah Markowicz
Runner-Up— Van Aken District, Paul Markowicz
HALLE HOUSE CRAFTSMEN
Set of four photos by Herb Ascherman including
Grounds Crew, Painters, Stone Masons and Bauders House