2017 Fall Program
WESTERN RESERVE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS

CLEVELAND, OHIO

A Chapter of the SOCIETY of ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS

 Date:                Saturday September 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Subject:            Hub 55- A neighborhood revitalization
Speaker:           Alexander Pogrebinsky, Director of Operations
Place:                The Goldhorn Brewery, 1361 East 55th Street, Cleveland, OH 44103

Join us for a tour of one of Cleveland's newest craft breweries and the centerpiece of the Hub 55 development sparked by owner Rick Semersky. We will see the murals in Sterle's event center and hear the vision for this neighborhood renewal.  that includes the Lakeshore Banking and Trust building as a fine dining venue. Executive chef, Natasha Pogrebinsky, will prepare a special chicken paprikash lunch for us. The Pogrebinsky siblings recently returned from Long Island City, NY where they ran the "modern Russian" restaurant Bear. Lunch will follow the tour and will cost $20.00. That will include the tax and the gratuity. Begin the fall season of WRAH programs at the Goldhorn Brewery and enjoy some of the newest cuisine and original beer in Cleveland.
Directions:
        Exit I-90 at East 55th St. exit. Parking is across the street from the brewery.
Please RSVP reservations to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 or e-mail saklann@netzero.net by Tuesday, September 12.
 We must have a reservation for the lunch to guarantee food service.

SPECIAL EVENT - -JOINT MEETING
On Thursday, October 5, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Ohio and Lake Erie Chapter is sponsoring a lecture by Phillip Dodd, noted architect and author of The Art of Classical Details and An Ideal Collaboration , at the Main Branch of the Shaker Heights Public Library, 16500 Van Aken Boulevard at 7:00pm. On Friday, October 6, Mr. Dodd, will lead an architectural walking tour of Shaker Heights. The events are being co-sponsored by a number of organizations including SHPL and WRAH. All WRAH members and guests are invited. For further information see www.shakerlibrary.org or call (216) 991-2030.

SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY VISIT TO A MID-CENTURY MODERN HOME
IN THE CHAGRIN VALLEY
Sunday, October, 8, 2017, late afternoon
Invitations will be sent in early September
Refreshments will be served
Please RSVP reservations to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 or e-mail saklann@netzero.net by Sunday, October 1.


Date:                   Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Subject:               The Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant
Speaker:              Robert M. Bonnett, P.E., Superintendent
Place:                 Administration Building, Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant                                                                      
                             14021 Lakeshore Boulevard
                             Cleveland, Ohio 44110

The Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant is located on the east side of Cleveland on the shore of Lake Erie and provides sewage treatment for residents and businesses in the northeastern portion of the city and adjacent suburbs. The plant began operations in 1908 with major construction at the site occurring between 1935 and 1937.  The facility is constructed in Art Deco style and features four massive air blowers, manufactured by the Ladal Company of Trenton, that have been in operation for nearly eighty years. Almost 100 million gallons of wastewater are treated at the Easterly plant each day. Mr. Bonnett will discuss the treatment process and lead a tour of the facility.
Directions:        
The plant is located just east of Bratenahl and is easily accessible from nearby Interstate 90 or local streets. Enter through the main entrance gate on Lakeshore Boulevard, register with security, proceed to the right and park in front of the administration building. Reservations for this meeting are mandatory. Photo ID required for entrance (i.e., valid driver's license or state identification card). 
Please RSVP reservations to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 or e-mail saklann@netzero.net by Tuesday, October 31.


Date:                   Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Subject:               The Great Lakes Exposition of 1936-1937
Speakers:             Steven Rugare, Associate Professor, KSU School of Architecture and Environmental Design
                            Pamela Eyerdam,  Manager of the Fine Arts and Special Collections, Cleveland Public Library
Place:                Special Collections Department, Main Branch, Cleveland Public Library
                            325 Superior Avenue
                            Cleveland, Ohio 44114

A celebration of the industrial prowess of the eight states bordering the Great Lakes, the Exposition occupied a large tract of lakefront land to the north of Municipal Stadium and the Mall.  Comprised of five major structures as well as host of smaller buildings and exhibits, the architecture featured modern design and construction techniques as well as innovative lighting methods.  While the buildings erected for the Exposition were temporary, many permanent infrastructure improvements were made to and around the site including completion of The 1903 Group Plan formulated by Daniel Burnham.   Professor Rugare will discuss this important event in the history of Cleveland, and Ms. Eyerdam will display various artifacts and memorabilia from the Exposition.  
Directions:
          The Main Branch of the Cleveland Public Library is located on the north side of Superior Avenue just east of Public Square.  Ample on-street and off-street parking is located nearby. 
Please RSVP reservations to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 or e-mail saklann@netzero.net by Monday, November 13.