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The Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit organization that was founded in 1972.  CRS operated on a volunteer basis until 1987, when it hired its first professional full-time staff member.  In the intervening decades, CRS has grown into a vibrant organization with an operating budget of nearly $2 million, an engaged board of trustees, a headquarters on Prospect Avenue in Cleveland, and a staff of professionals offering historic preservation programs and expertise throughout Greater Cleveland. CRS is a member of the National Preservation Partners Network.

Our Organizational Mission

Preserving, protecting, and celebrating historic buildings and places that foster vibrant and inclusive communities.

We Envision a Future...

Where our architectural and cultural heritage is recognized as essential in sustaining diverse and thriving communities.

Our Core Values

We value COLLABORATION:
We make connections across differences to find solutions.
Our work brings people together through cooperative partnerships and practices.

We value INCLUSIVITY:
We incorporate diverse points of view that generate equitable outcomes.
Our work is designed to build bridges between communities.

We value RESOURCEFULNESS:
We are pragmatic, adaptable, and look for opportunities to serve as a catalyst.
We work with a creative mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a forward-facing vision.

We value EXCELLENCE:
We are experts in preservation. We leverage our knowledge and professionalism
to make choices for our community’s preservation with passion and integrity.