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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:

First Place—Church, Paul Markowicz
Runner-Up— Fall Flower Boxes, Michael Anne Johnson

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  

Set of four photos by Herb Ascherman including
Grounds Crew, Painters, Stone Masons and Bauders House

Winning photos can be viewed at and will be published in a future issue of Shaker Life magazine. Contact Ann Klavora at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 216-491-1436 with any questions.

Monday, June 18, 2018


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