On February 15, 2012, the Shaker Farm Historic District was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I and a team of neighbors, Cleveland Heights residents and our city preservationist started working on the lengthy application process about two years ago. Jack Sulak, Marjorie Kitchell, Ken Goldberg, Bill Collins, Mark Souther, Chris Roy and Kara O’Donnell deserve credit for helping with the application. I couldn’t have done it without them.
Our efforts built on previous research conducted by Leslie Marting and Diane Christ a couple of years before our team started. Leslie and Diane had hoped to encompass a smaller area in their application, but current requirements called for a more sprawling district, with more houses to account for. The application turned into a rather daunting task, but now I am pleased to report that it is done – except of placing some signage to mark a distinguished and architecturally significant part of Cleveland Heights and Northeast Ohio.
Shaker Farm Historic District is the 10th historic district to be partly or entirely within the boundaries of Cleveland Heights. Our community is one of the foremost in Ohio for the number of historic districts listed on the National Register