Friday, August 19, 2005


There seems to be a lot of attention on saving old school buildings, lately, which is of course a good thing. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has been pushing it for several years and, locally, a 'partner' of theirs, the Cleveland Restoration Society, has gotten involved in this, as well. Lately, the focus has been on Cleveland's school buildings. But, why has Lakewood's school buildings been seemingly ingnored. Right now, several of Lakewood's older school buildings are in the process of being stripped and demolished. The photo with this post is of Harrison School, one of the schools being stripped and demolished, located in Lakewood's historic Birdtown neighborhood. Why isn't the Cleveland Restoration Society trying to protect these buildings, too? What 'politics' has prevented their involvement on this?