WRAH SPRING PROGRAM 2016

WESTERN RESERVE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS

CLEVELAND, OHIO

A Chapter of the SOCIETY of ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS


Date:                Saturday May 7, 2016 at 1 PM                        OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Subject            Maltz Performing Arts Center
Speaker:          Jason Cohen, Director of Facilities and Operations
Place:              1855 Ansel Rd. at intersection with E. 105th St. Cleveland

The Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple - Tifereth Israel at Case Western Reserve University is a project of renovation and a repurpose. This iconic Cleveland building originally designed by Charles Greco of Boston is a gorgeous mix of old and new, restoration and imagination, state-of-the art technology and rich respect for classical architecture. The American Institute of Architects' "Guide to Cleveland Architecture" rightly likens the building's design to the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
The tour will include the vestibule, Silver Hall, a control booth and recital hall as well as the exterior which has been cleaned and "repointed" with fresh mortar. Throughout the tour, you will be educated on the elements of design that were included for acoustical purposes, including a 66,000 pound glass and steel canopy. You will also see how the sanctuary has been sensitively renovated and preserved. This is a project that is unique in the nation and another gem in the treasure that is University Circle.
Directions
:.  Parking is available for The Maltz Performing Arts Center at 1855 Ansel Road.
Please RSVP reservations to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 or e-mail saklann@netzero.net by Wednesday, May 4.
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Date:                Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 1:30 PM                OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Subject:            An Introduction to the Rare Architectural Collections of the Cleveland Public Library
Speakers:          Pam Eyerdam, Manager of the Fine Arts and Special Collections
                         Kelly Ross Brown, John G. White and Special Collections Librarian
                         Ann Marie Wieland, Archivist for the Cleveland Public Library
Place:                 Special Collections Department of the Cleveland Public Library, Main Branch
                         325 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
 
The Cleveland Public Library is a significant repository for items of architectural interest from late nineteenth and early twentieth century Cleveland.  Some of the materials archived include The Arthur Nelson Oviatt Collection encompassing technical drawings and plans of residential structures by this noted local architect; The Howell and Thomas Collection with 650 sets of drawings from homes, schools, churches, and commercial structures built not only in Cleveland and its environs but also throughout Ohio; and The Charles Schweinfurth Architecture Collection including rare early works, trade catalogs, and view books.  Also preserved at the main library are architectural drawings and correspondence relating to the construction of library branches throughout the city.  Many of these items will be available for viewing as the speakers discuss the architectural treasures housed in the library.
Directions
:  The main branch of the Cleveland Public Library is located on north side of Superior Avenue just to the east of Public Square.  Both on-street and off-street parking are available nearby.
Please RSVP reservations to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 or e-mail saklann@netzero.net by Wednesday, June 8.