Western Reserve Architectural Historians was founded in 1965 to provide an opportunity for persons from all professions and backgrounds to meet regularly so that they might understand and enjoy the region's architectural heritage.  At least six times a year, through walking tours, on-site visits, lectures, and discussions, WRAH members explore the notable, unusual, and significant in the built environment.




On Sunday, October 12, 2014, the group toured the Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University.
Relaxing before the tour, the group views the
inter-active media screen situated in the building entrance.

The 83,000 square foot facility was designed by architects Perkins & Will and was 100% donor funded.
There is a high end restaurant named in honor of the 1887 Michelson-Morley experiment which set the foundation for relativity theory.
Randall Banes, the General Manager, points out features of the Grand Ballroom while our groups watches the Browns decimate the Stealers
The building's walls are made of glass, the view from an outside lounge is striking.
The two story building is bright and inviting, an ideal place for students to meet for study or socializing.
On Sunday March 15, 2015, The Western Reserve Architechtural Historians and the Dunham Tavern Museum sponsored a program entitled "NEW ARCHITECTURE IN NORTHEASTERN OHIO".
  Jack Bialosky, Jr., an award winning architect with the firm Bialosky & Partners with offices in Cleveland and New York. 

Hearty refreshments were served following the lecture to 35 people.
Projects in all Cleveland neighborhoods were reviewed and discussed showing the creative architecture projects being designed for this area
A topic of great interest to both WRAH and Dunham members.
On Sunday, May 17, 2015, The Western Reserve Architectural Historians Visited the Baseball Heritage Museum & Toured the League Park Site.

The Ohio Historical Marker explains the significance of League Park
Paul Volpe from City Architecture told us the story of how the site was saved and restored by the City of Cleveland
Morris Eckstein, Baseball Heritage Museum Administrator, described the odyssey that brought the museum to League Park
The group toured the facility after the lectures
On Sunday, June 28, 2015 WRAH held a joint meeting with members of the Shaker Historical Society at the Shaker Heights Country Club.
Sarah Klann, WRAH president, thanked all of the members and guests for attending the 50th Anniversary Meeting.
Ken Goldberg, long time member and past WRAH president reviewed the history and activities of the organization.
Matthew Moriarty, Shaker Heights Country Club historian, described the founding and evolution of the club.
Members of WRAH and the Shaker Historical Society learned about the Frank Meade designed club building.
Saturday, September 12, 2015 we toured the newly restored Breuer Tower, Heinen's Rotunda Building, and the Swetland Building
Jim Wamelink, Vice President of WR Restoration, presented a powerpoint presentation of the
 $170 million restoration project

The presentation took place in the luxurious cabaret  theater of The Nine Hotel
Several of the original bank vaults have been converted into intimate meeting rooms and bars
The WRAH group enters the Cleveland Trust vault spaces
On the mezzanine overlooking Heinen's new food court
A view of Heinen's food court