Preservation Services

CRS’s Preservation Services Program involves a range of assistance, including surveys of historic neighborhoods, historic structures reports, acceptance of donated property for resale with preservation covenant, and taking action in municipal housing court under the State of Ohio Housing Receivership statute to stabilize a historic property victimized by foreclosure or other problem. CRS has completed surveys of buildings associated with Cleveland’s African American community and of the city’s transportation corridors, created building assessments for municipalities, managed rehabilitation projects for historical societies, and other services on a fee-for-service basis. Included under Preservation Services is assistance to Greater Cleveland’s many sacred landmarks. CRS staff gives technical assistance in preserving historic religious properties of all faiths and supervising the lighting of steeples through our Steeple Lighting Project.