WRAH 2014 SPRING SCHEDULE
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

WESTERN RESERVE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS

CLEVELAND, OHIO

A Chapter of the SOCIETY of ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS

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.
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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.