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Historic District Information Session for Shaker Farm Area Tonight at Lee Road Library

The neighborhood could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places

The National Park Service is now in Cleveland Heights — Shaker Farm.

The city is hosting an information session and public hearing at 7 tonight at in Meeting Room A for residents to hear more about the history of the neighborhood and what a spot on the National Register of Historic Places would mean for residents.

Cleveland Heights resident , who researched the project, enlisted volunteers and completed the more than 30-page application, will speak about the history and architectural style of the neighborhood and provide other details.  

Susan Tietz, National Register survey manager with the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, and Kara Hamley O’Donnell, historic preservation planner for Cleveland Heights, will also present information about the nomination process, the benefits of the designation and answer common questions, such as how the label affects renovations.

The approximately 265-acre district includes homes, carriage houses, two schools, a church and detached garages, Dunbar said. About 589 homes that were built between 1906 and 1935 qualify for historic status.

The map included with this article, courtesy of the Cleveland Heights Planning & Development Department, outlines the properties included in the Shaker Farm Historic District. The district’s borders include Fairmount Boulevard to the south, Fairfax Road to the north, to the west and Ashton Road to the east, according to a press release from the city of Cleveland Heights.

For more information about National Register listings, go to the National Park website or contact O’Donnell at kodonnell@clvhts.com or 216-291-4885.           

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