Awards, House History & Tours

Annual Historic Preservation Awards

In late summer / early fall, the Landmark Commission awards homeowners and businesses who have completed preservation projects of sensitive additions to historic structures. Download the Landmark Nomination Form.

House History

One of the most popular questions is 'When was my house built?' Staff can point you in the right direction of finding out the details of your home's original construction, see 'Your Old House.' Staff is also completing a database of original building permits for the city's historic structures. For many of the city's homes and commercial structures, the database includes the original permit date, original owner, builder and architect, as well as a 'footprint' drawing of your original home. Not included are original floor plans or photos.

Walking Tours

Interested in learning more about Cleveland Heights unique neighborhoods and architecture? The following walking tours were created by the City's Landmark Commission:

  • A Tour of Several Unique Neighborhoods and their Distinct Bungalow Architecture:Caledonia, Oxford and Noble Neighborhoods
  • Seeing Doubles: A Tour of Double Homes along the old Cedar Road Streetcar Line
  • On and Off the Boulevard: Grand Apartments of Cleveland Heights

Paper copies of the above brochures are available at the Department of Planning and Development. Call 216-291-4878 or email.

Additional walking tours of two historic districts and one park listed on the National Register of Historic Places have been created by neighborhood groups: The Euclid Golf Neighborhood, A Walk through Ambler Heights and Forest Hill Park. Call 216-291-4878 or email for more information.

Cleveland Heights Historical Center at Superior Schoolhouse

Learn more about the Cleveland Heights Historical Center at Superior Schoolhouse (PDF).