Cleveland History Days: Erieview Preservation Showcase
On June 30, 2022, Downtown Cleveland Alliance and Sandvick Architects sponsored a walking tour event of the Erieview District - Cleveland's newest National Register Historic District. The event was one of many during Cleveland History Days.
About Cleveland History Days
Founded on the shores of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River, Cleveland's growth as a major American city was fueled and influenced by the many immigrant groups that settled here. It is a city that emerged from the Gilded Age as a leader in policy and programs, building not only a great city but also a greater civilization with a vibrant culture.
Cleveland History Days (CHD) is an annual celebration of our city's rich legacy. Created in 2018 by Tim Donovan and Tom Yablonsky, the inaugural year featured 32 programs over ten days. Since then, the celebration has grown to comprise 27 organizations offering nearly 40 spectacular programs and events.
From Friday, June 24 to Sunday, July 3, visitors can take tours, listen to lectures, and marvel at the major contributions that have brought us to where we are today, including:
The people: industry magnates, civic leaders, immigrant workers, artists, architects, and engineers;
The infrastructure they designed, built, and used to make this city great;
The influence Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River had on all of the above.
Erieview Preservation Showcase
At the beginning of the walking tour, Sandvick Architects gave a presentation on the history of the Erieview Historic District, specifically 45 Erieview (formerly the Ohio Bell building), and discussed the financial incentives available to Ohio properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including Federal Historic Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credits, Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits, and Historic Conservation Easements.
Below are photos from the tour of 45 Erieview - a current Sandvick project:
Sound of Ideas - Replay
On June 30, Peter Ketter from Sandvick Architects and Tom Yablonsky from Downtown Cleveland Alliance spoke on Sound of Ideas about Cleveland History Days, including the Erieview Preservation Showcase and Cleveland's Historic Mall and Group Plan as a National Historic Landmark - the highest designation by the National Parks Service.
Listen to the replay here. Tom and Peter begin discussing Cleveland History Days around the 20-minute mark.