Program of the Avon Historical Society, Spring 2007

Avon Historical Society

Research - Preservation - Education

Letter from Theresa Szippl, Membership Chairperson

January 23, 2007

... Mrs. Jean Fischer, our Program Chairman, has once again been hard at work organizing our 2007 programs. A big thank you to Jean for all the time and effort she dedicates to making our programs so enjoyable.

As a reminder, our regular meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Old Town Hall of 1871 at 7:00 pm, corner of Detroit and Stoney Ridge.

On Wednesday, 2-7-07, plaques will be presented by the Landmarks Preservation Commission for some Avon century homes. For more information, contact Carol Hartwig at 934-2207.

On Wednesday, 3-7-07, the program is "Story of a Patriot" from Colonial Williamsburg. For more information, contact Jean Fischer at 934-6106.

On Wednesday, 4-4-07, Gary Gerrone from the Lorain County Metroparks will perform "Songs of the Civil War." For more information, contact Jean Fischer at 934-6106.

On Thursday, 4-12-07, Marilyn Harley will present a workshop, "Is it Historic or just Old" at 7:00 pm to the Sheffield Village Historical Society. Avon is invited. The workshop will be held at the Sheffield Village Hall, 4820 Detroit Road (1/4 mile east of the junction with Gulf Road). For more information, contact Ed Herdendorf at 934-1514.

On Wednesday, 5-2-07, Rodney Beal of the Black River Historical Society will speak about "Lilac Time." For more information, contact Jean Fischer at 934-6106.

June 2007: Meeting to be announced

Theresa Szippl, Membership Chairperson


The following letter has been sent to the Avon Planning Commission:


Another cluster zoning ordinance, Ordinance No. 12-07, is under consideration by the Avon Planning Commission. This ordinamce should not be adopted unless the words "amd shall retain exisitng curb cuts" are added to (10) A. III. as follows: ``III. Common open space shall not be platted in a manner which requires the removal or alteration of a historic structure. Historic structures may be preserved within the common open space area [amd shall retain exisitng curb cuts].''

A proposal to use cluster zoning in the vicinity of Saint Joseph's Cemetary to promote the construction of Napa Blvd. shows the need for these six words. Without them, Stone Eagle Farm could be deprived of its driveway on Detroit Road. Preserving Avon's attractive appearance helps maintain property values for all of us.

Sincerely yours, Taylor J. Smith


POSTSCRIPT: Our four historic Avon videotapes are available. Call (440) 934-6106 if you would like to preview or set up a program for your group or organization. Also available are Rose Mitock's signed and numbered prints of her paintings of the WIlford Hotel, the Old Mill and Kelling Barn. This is quite a fundraiser for us. Rose takes only the cost and donates the rest to the Historical Society.

The "Images of America: Avon" picture book depicting the city, past and present, is still available.

The book is on sale at 2536 Stoney Ridge in The Country Store, which is shown on the cover when the store was May Webber's Millinery Shop. Call 934-6119 to make sure books are in stock before visiting The Country Store.


Parking for meetings of the Avon Historical Society:

(7 pm on first Wednesdays at the Old Town Hall of 1871, corner of Detroit and Stoney Ridge)

Next to Smitty's Barber Shop -- please disregard the "no parking" sign,

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

Across Colorado Avenue 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).


Membership Application, 2006-2007, Avon Historical Society

Mark Choice: [] Individual $5; [] couple $7.50; [] family $12.



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Please send your check to The Avon Historical Society, 2623 Stoney Ridge Rd., Avon, OH 44011.

For more information, call (440) 934-5933.


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