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Cleveland Heights Celebrates National Preservation Month With New App, Walking Tours

Cleveland Heights and CSU partner to create city-specific sites on a smart phone app saluting Cleveland's historical buildings and neighborhoods

May is National Preservation Month, and Cleveland Heights is joining the festivities in a cutting-edge, digital way.

By partnering with the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University, the city of Cleveland Heights has made available city-specific sites on an app about historical places in Cleveland for iPhone and Droid smartphone users.

This free app, called Cleveland Historical, highlights the history of some of our town’s notable sites such as The , , and the . Photos, oral histories and short films are all available on the app. App users can also browse historical sites by selecting pins on an interactive map. In addition, selected content will appear on the city’s cable channel and website.

The goal is to have 20 to 30 Cleveland Heights sites on the app in the near future. If you have a smartphone, you can download the app at: mobilehistorycleveland.org. 

But that’s just one part of the National Preservation Month celebration. There will also be free events, extending into June, that are co-sponsored by the Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission, FutureHeights and the Cleveland Heights Historical Society.

These events include:

Walking Tour of Euclid Heights Allotment

May 21, 10 a.m. to noon

A tour of one of our city’s earliest neighborhoods, which you can conclude, if you wish, at one of the great restaurants on Coventry or at Cedar Fairmount.

Walking Tour of Shaker Farm Neighborhood

May 28, 10 a.m. to noon

A brief presentation about the neighborhood (extending from the Roxboro schools to Lee and Ashton Roads), followed by a walk to learn about the Van Sweringen brothers’ first real estate success.

History of Grant Deming’s Forest Hill Allotment — 200 Years East of Coventry

June 23, 7 p.m.

Learn about the property’s early history, followed by the history of Deming’s development of the area into the remarkable residential neighborhood we know today.

Walking Tour of

June 25, 10 a.m.

Enjoy a stroll through the cemetery and learn about the famous Cleveland Heights residents who now rest there. These include Dr. George Crile, John L. Severance, Eliot Ness and others.

For more information about these free, reservation-only events, visit the Cleveland Heights website: http://www.clevelandheights.com/whatsnew.asp?id=879

To make a reservation, call 216-321-9141 or email Heightshistory@gmail.com

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