Date: Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Subject: Church of the Covenant
Speakers: Douglas R. Hoffman, AIA, Principal, Weber Murphy Fox Architects
Reverend Dr. Robert J. Campbell, Senior Pastor, Church of the Covenant
Place: 11205 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Designed by Ralph Adams Cram of Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson and erected 1909 to 1911, the exterior of this magnificent Gothic structure is constructed of Indiana limestone with a great arch enclosing a rose window facing Euclid Avenue, a single, deeply-recessed front doorway, and a 140 foot tower with a parish house at the north end. The interior, finished with stone, tile, wrought iron, mahogany, and white oak, features a sixty-six foot tall nave covered by a timber roof. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, an interior restoration was recently completed. Mr. Hoffman, a religious design specialist and the consulting architect, will discuss this project. Reverend Campbell and his staff will lead a tour through the church.
Directions: Church of the Covenant is located in University Circle on the north side of Euclid Avenue across from University Hospitals. Parking is available in the surface lot in front of the church or in nearby parking garages. Enter the church through the double doors at the base of the bell tower (not at the nave), ascend one-half flight of stairs, turn to the right, and assemble in the main floor lounge.
Please RSVP with your reservation to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 by Thursday, March 13.
Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Subject: The 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Civil War Museum
Speaker: Deb Wagner, Curator
Place: 5501 E. Lake Road, Sheffield Lake, Ohio 44054
In 1907, the 103rd O.V.I. Association purchased four acres of lakefront property in Lorain County for their annual reunions. A number of structures were built including a kitchen, mess hall, and dance hall/community room as well as a number of cottages. Originally constructed for seasonal use, many of the buildings have been winterized and now are continuously occupied by descendents of the founding members. The structure housing the museum was originally built by the 103rd O.V.I Civil War veterans to serve as a barracks during their reunions. About 40 years ago the building was restored and became the permanent home for the museum. Ms. Wagner will conduct a tour of the museum as well as of the grounds.
Directions: The 103rd O.V.I. Association and Museum is located in the northeast corner of Sheffield Lake. From downtown Cleveland, proceed west on I 90; take the OH-611 exit (exit 151), toward Avon/Sheffield; turn right onto Colorado Avenue (OH-611); turn right onto Abbe Road (OH-301); turn right onto E. Lake Road (US-6); 5501 E. Lake Road is on the left. Enter the driveway and park in the surface lot. The tour will convene at the museum.
Please RSVP with your reservation to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 by Tuesday, April 22.
Date: Sunday May 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Subject: Saint Luke's Tour
Speaker: Wayne Mortensen, Director of Development and Design
Place: Shaker Blvd. & East 116th St. Cleveland, Ohio
The Saint Luke's Hospital complex was designed by Hubbell & Benes and built in 1927 as a private hospital. Once known for its research facilities and nursing school, it was a neighborhood beacon with its prominent bell tower. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. After standing empty since the summer of 1999, efforts to redevelop the site began in 2005, and a recent grant focused on repurposing the building for affordable senior housing. Now recently completed, Saint Luke's Manor, features 139 apartments for seniors. Pennrose Group and Cleveland Neighborhood Progress have nearly finished the last phase of adaptive reuse of the east wing that has LEED certification. It includes a K-8 Intergenerational Charter School, a Boys and Girls Club, and an Early Childhood education facility; as well as restoration of common spaces, exterior courtyards, new office spaces, and adaptive reuse of the Auditorium.
We will meet in the Saint Luke's Manor Lobby at the rear of the building on the lower level. Parking for this entrance in off Martin Luther King Drive.
Directions: At Shaker Blvd. and East 116th St. turn north, passing the new Library and Harvey Rice School driving one block to the light at M. L. K. Dr. Turn left and drive down the hill to the parking lot sign for Saint Luke's Manor
Please RSVP with your tour reservation to Sarah Klann at 216-226-2820 by Wednesday, May 14.