Minutes of the Avon Historical Society, 4-7-10

President Jack Smith called the April 7, 2010, meeting of the Avon Historical Soceity to order at 7:02 p.m. There were about 25 members and guests present.

The minutes of March 3 were read and approved. Susie Cory made the motion, Jim Szippl seconded.

Jack gave the treasurer's report -- $6,752.52 in the money market account and $439.50 in the checking.

Giving the trustees' report, Jim Szippl asked for volunteers to serve as officers—president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. There were no verbal volunteers; however, nominations remain open for the May election.

Joe Richvalsky reiterated some of the details of the Landmarks Preservation Commission's goals and the loans offered by the Heritage Home Loan program. No home will be disqualified if it does not currently meet the program's standards. He also spoke of the free advice on home restoration provided by the Cleveland Restoration Society.

Joe also said that the house used by Kurtz Brothers recycling has reached its six month period specified by the city and may be torn down unless some one purchases it and moves it from its Detroit Road site.

On May 10th Joe will be participating in the North Ridgeville bicentennial celebration in an effort to prepare for Avon's bicentennial in 2014. Joe will be part of the reenactment of the 15 men who walked out of the woods and began the establishment of North Ridgeville. They had begun the walking journey in Connecticut, walked through Pennsylvania, then Buffalo and on to Cleveland. They put supplies on a boat and came west, then traversed south to Columbia and then onto North Ridgeville. Joe is requesting no laughing at his home made costume.

Stan Hawryluk said e-mail information about the proposed July 11 field trip to Lake View Cemetery will be issued in June.

Regarding Avon Isle being placed on the National Register for Historic places, Ralph White said he would be taking off work on Friday, April 9, to attend the meeting of the Ohio Preservation Advisory Board and be available to answer any questions regarding the booklet prepared for their review. If it is approved, the city will receive a certificate from the National Park Service.

[Congratulations Ralph!

See www.avonhistory.org/jean/islapp8.htm ]

A motion was made by Jim Szippl and seconded by Carol Smith that the AHS pay milage for Ralph's Columbus trip. Motion passed.

In new business, there will be a program, "Transformations and Transitions 1850-1950" on May 5 at 7 p.m.at Old Town Hall. Applications for the Heritage Home Loans will be available at that time.


Kerry Adams, Senior Historic Preservation Specialist, Cleveland Restoration Society. 216-426-3101.

Kadams@clevelandrestoration.org or

Sara Hobbs, Director, Heritage Partner Development, Cleveland Restoration Society. 216-426-3108.


Press Release: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

The American Home Interior: Treatment and Transformation

Kerry Adams, Senior Historic Preservation Specialist at the Cleveland Restoration Society, will explore the ever-evolving American interior over a fascinating 100-year period, beginning in the 1850's. Emphasis on stylistic trends from Classical Revival, Victorian Aesthetic Period, Arts & Crafts and Mid-Century Modern will be showcased. If you own an old house or are just interested in historic treatments and furnishings, come and find sources of inspiration for the period interior!

This FREE program is sponsored in conjunction with the Avon Historical Society and the Avon Landmarks Preservation Commission. It will be held at Avon's 1871 Old Town Hall at the southeast corner of Routes 611 and 254 (Stoney Ridge and Detroit Roads).]

A motion was made to do research for the purchase of blinds for OTH. Joe Richvalsky made the motion, Jim Szippl seconded. Motion carried. Blinds will darken the room enough for power point presentations. Joe will do the research.

There was a discussion regarding the "No parking" signs at the barbershop. Some members explained that apartment residents complained to the parking lot owner that when they came home a 8 o'clock there were no parking places for them; hence, the sign.

Theresa Szippl moved for adjournment. Marion Kennedy seconded. Jack introduced the speaker, Janet Bird for the program "What's It?"

Respectfully submitted, JoAnne Easterday


July 11, 2010, trip to Lakeview Cemetary.

``As guardian of family and community heritage, traditions and values, striving to fulfill our founders' vision of a beautifully landscaped living memorial, our caring, services and products will meet or exceed expectations. Our families may come to honor and celebrate life in a peaceful environment.

Lake View Cemetery Association

12316 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44106-4393

Entrances from Euclid Avenue and Mayfield & Kenilworth Roads (see map below)

Telephone: 216-421-2665

Fax: 216-421-2415

email: JCali@lakeviewcemetery.com

Weekday office hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

How to get to Lakeview Cemetary

Founded in 1869, Lake View Cemetery sits on 285 acres of land and was modeled after the great garden cemeteries of Victorian England and France. There are over 102,000 people buried at Lake View, with more than 700 burials each year. There are 70 acres remaining for future development. Anyone can be buried at Lake View, without regard to race, creed, religion or walk of life. Offering the beauty, serenity, selection, history, horticulture and architecture rarely found in other cemeteries.

Our grounds are open every day of the year from 7:30 AM until 5:30 PM.''

For more information, contact Stan Hawryluk at 934-0224.


Parking for meetings of the Avon Historical Society:

East side of the Old Town Hall of 1871

Across Detroit Rd. at Nemo's Restaurant (park close to Colorado),

Across Colorado Avenue (SR 611) behind Blue Chip,

On the east side of Buck's Hardware on Church Street,

Across Stoney Ridge at Lois Shinko's Country Store parking lot (just south of the Gazebo).

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