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Shaker Heights Landmark Commission Presents 2016 Preservation Awards

Eight properties recognized for restoration and maintenance of their historic integrity

Dateline: October 3, 2016 - Eight Shaker Heights properties earned Preservation Awards from the Shaker Heights Landmark Commission at a City Hall ceremony on September 26. Landmark Commission chair Nancy Moore presented four merit awards, one special award, and three honor awards for distinguished renovation and restoration work.

The Commission established the Preservation Awards program in 1998 to celebrate those who preserve and improve Shaker Heights properties with particular commitment to their heritage, craftsmanship, original materials, and continuing potential as viable and inspiring structures. The following properties received recognition:

Retention of Original Materials

  • 14105 Becket Road, Merit Award: Replaced three leaded-glass windows destroyed by a fire with new custom-made leaded windows. 
  • 18513 Van Aken Boulevard, Merit Award: Replaced original wood shingle roof with the same material. The home is a local landmark and was built as a demonstration home for the Van Sweringen Company in 1924.
  • 3645 Norwood Road, Merit Award: Replaced deteriorated slate roof with new slate shingles.

Exterior Restoration

  • Saint Dominic Church, 19000 Van Aken Boulevard, Merit Award: Worked with the Landmark Commission to select modern materials for repairs to the steeple that minimize maintenance and maintain its iconic look. 
  • 18726 Winslow Road, Honor Award: Transformed a vacant, foreclosed property with restored windows and architecturally sensitive property improvements.

Excellence in Stewardship

  • 18432 Lynton Road, Honor Award:  Replaced and restored the half-timbers and installed a half-round copper gutter system on this Tudor home.
  • 18550 South Woodland Road, Honor Award: Significant restoration of interior and exterior, including stucco replacement, roof repairs, and reconstruction of ten leaded-glass windows.

Adaptive Reuse

  • 16005 Chagrin Boulevard, Special Award: Amsdell Companies converted this former car dealership into the Compass Self Storage facility. The renovation respects the site’s heritage and maintains assets, including an aluminum façade accent, large service bays, and drive-in access.

The Landmark Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Preservation Awards. Exterior projects completed after April 2015 are eligible. Nominations can be submitted online at for any building in Shaker Heights, including homes and apartment buildings, commercial buildings and other structures. For more information on 2016 winners, visit or contact Christian Roadman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thursday, October 27, 2016