Useful Information

Home Ideas and Advice-Repairs, Maintenance, etc.

Building Technology Heritage Library-a collection of American and Canadian, pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, house plan books and technical building guides

Maps

Elyria Landmarks Preservation Commission

Lost but Not Forgotten-Elyria homes and buildings, with stories and pics, that no longer exist

Lorain County Historical Society

Oberlin Heritage Center

Ohio History Connection-Public-Private Non Profit and also the State Historic Preservation Office

Cleveland Restoration Society

City of Cleveland Historic Districts-list & maps of Cleveland's 26 Historic Districts

City of Cleveland Heights Historic Districts-list & maps of Cleveland Hts 11 Historic Districts

National Register of Historic Places

 

Certified Local Government

Elyria has been designated a Certified Local Government (CLG) by the State Historic Preservation Office. There are only about 68 CLG's in the state. What is a CLG? Becoming a Certified Local Government entitles your community to apply for Certified Local Government matching grants. Ten percent of the historic preservation funds that Ohio receives from the federal government each year is set aside for these grants; in a typical year about $98,000 is available to Certified Local Governments in Ohio to identify their historic, architectural, and archaeological resources through surveys, nominate eligible properties and districts to the National Register of Historic Places, further community education on historic preservation; and preserve and rehabilitate historic properties.

Communities work closely with the State Historic Preservation Office after they become Certified Local Governments, receiving materials and guidance on an ongoing basis or on special request. certified communities may apply for Certified Local Government Grants to work on a wide range of preservation projects under guidance of the State Historic Preservation Office, including surveys to identify the community's historic and archaeological resources; research and preparation of forms nominating local buildings, sites, structures, objects or historic districts to the National Register of Historic Places or local registers of historic properties; development and production of design guidelines, planning materials, and historic preservation workshops. Certified Local Governments are invited to regular and special functions of the State Historic Preservation Office.

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