Minutes of the Avon Historical Society, 4-6-16

  • 4-30-16: Lorain County Preservation Expo

  • 5-4-16: Program of the Avon Historical Society


    President Ralph White called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. The minutes of the March 2, 2016 meeting were approved as read with Jim Szippl making the motion and Stan seconding. 9 members were present.

    Treasurer Christine White reported a balance of $5,218.23 in the checking ac count. There were no new bills to present.

    A used refrigerator was donated to the Society. Ralph will clean it up and should have it ready for the May meeting.

    We renewed our policy with State Farm; the other company we requested a quot e from did not respond in a timely manner.

    In old business:

    Jean Fischer is back home though out of town visiting friends. She hopes to make it to the May meeting. Jack Smith continues to improve at home from his fall.

    In new business:

    There is a possible location for the Schwartz Road barn. Little League Park is going to be made into a community, town center and it may be reassembled there.

    The Miller family came to the March Landmark's meeting regarding saving thei r homestead at Miller Road and Rte 611. It was suggested they contact Gail Manning and her son in hopes of getting a fair price for the property. Clint Gault also gave some recommendations for an attorney for them to contact.

    There will be a program for the May meeting. Jack Smith to publish the announcement 2 weeks before the meeting.

    There will also be a program for the October meeting, the Sacred Landmark's Commission through LCCC.

    Ralph updated on the Landmars Preservation Commission. 5 letters were sent to Avon residents owning century homes recognizing and thanking them for taking such good care of their historic homes.

    First Energy will only be donating $10,000 for the History Walk project. The City has already paid for the first plaque for Norton Townsend and Jean Fischer offered to pay for the second for Wilbur Cahoon. Cost of each placard is $1500, with a target number of 14.

    With the retirement of Eddie Herdendorff, Ralph has been made contact person for the Scenic Byway. It is part of the corridor management plan and the State is looking for yearly updates, including town plans, etc. Terrie Czup is going to take this over from Ralph as it falls in line with her other duties for the City.

    The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 pm with Theresa Szippl. making the motion and Marty Carbaugh seconding.

    The next regular meeting of the Avon Historical Society will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at the Old Town Hall of 1871, southeast corner of Detroit and Stoney Ridge.

    Respectfully submitted, Christine White.

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    Lorain County Preservation Expo Sponsored by: The Lorain County Preservation Network (LCPN)


    The Carnegie Center 329 West 10th St., Lorain, OH 44052

    Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 11AM to 3PM

    11:00-3:00 Get a glimpse of the preservation projects that are going on in Lorain County through a gallery of posters and pictures presented by local historical groups. Also two guest speakers will address the value of heritage in the development of neighborhoods and downtown areas.

    Special Guest Speakers:

    1:00-2:00: The Value of Heritage as a Community Revitalization Tool, Kathleen Crowther, President of Cleveland Restoration Society

    2:00-3:00: The Role of Historic Preservation in Sustaining our Cities, Tom Starinsky, Associate Director of Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation and Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation

    For more information please contact: Bill Bird, Executive Director of the Lorain County Historical Society 440-322-3341 or bbird@lchs.org

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    The meeting of the Avon Historical Society will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, 5-4-16, at the Old Town Hall of 1871, southeast corner of Detroit and Stoney Ridge. Anne Michael from the Lorain County Historical Society will present "Rosie the Riveter - Working Women during World War II". For more information, see http://www.avonhistory.org/newindex.htm

    The presentation is based on research and interviews with women from Lorain County who took on industrial positions during World War II. You will be taken back in time to 1944 when Anne's character was working as an inspector at the Perry-Faye Company in Elyria, Ohio.

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