Constructed in 1924, Longfellow School was designed by the renowned Cleveland school architect, Walter McCornack in the Dutch Baroque Revival Style. Closed in 2006, the building sat vacant. When it became apparent that the building was slated for demolition, Cleveland Restoration Society intervened and led a three-year effort to save Longfellow School. CRS actively campaigned to have the building rehabilitated and returned to productive use in the community. At the end of 2018, a highly qualified developer took title to the property with the expectation of completing a $21M project that will result in adapting the school into 94 affordable senior housing units.