Cleveland Restoration Society, Sarah Benedict House, 3751 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 426-3111
I applied for the community surveyor position with the Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) this past September and moved back home from Virginia to do my service. I am currently working with the CRS to investigate survey opportunities that highlight important aspects of African American history. Our goal is to save significant properties from the destruction that is threatening a large portion of Cleveland’s historically black neighborhoods. We are focusing on the Hough, Central, Mt. Pleasant, and Glenville areas specifically. We are also incorporating significant properties outside of these areas as we locate them. The Cleveland Restoration Society works with political leaders and preservation minded individuals to accomplish their goals, and I am very happy to be a part of their organization this year.
Cleveland Landmarks Commission, 601 Lakeside Avenue, City Hall Room 519, Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 664-7445
Jessica R. Wobig is serving her third year as a community surveyor with the Ohio History Service Corps at the Cleveland Landmarks Commission for the City of Cleveland, Ohio. Currently she is completing her Master of Arts degree in Historic Preservation from Ursuline College, and she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies from the University of Toledo. As an avid preservation advocate, she attended the 2012 Preservation Leadership training with the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Beaufort, South Carolina to further her abilities in project development. Over the past two years, she has surveyed six neighborhoods across Cleveland, and completed over 400 Ohio Historic Inventories. This year she will be leading a team of young professional volunteers in the survey of the Slavic Village area, as well as evaluation mid-20th century college and university campuses for potential National Register eligibility.
Andrew J. Neutzling
Columbus Landmarks Foundation, 61 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 746-3845
Andrew Neutzling is serving as a community surveyor at the Columbus Landmarks Foundation in Columbus, Ohio. He will be researching and recording 150 examples of mid-century modern architecture in the Columbus area. His findings will be added to the Ohio Historic Inventory, Ohio's official archive of basic information related historic properties in the state. Community surveyors expand local knowledge of historic resources which helps communities cultivate civic and neighborhood pride. Andrew's work this year will focus on traditionally underrepresented groups and histories in the Columbus community. He is most excited about investigating the Columbus area's remaining examples of mid-century modern public housing. Andrew has a background in city planning with a bachelor's degree in Urban Planning with specializations in historic preservation and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) from the University of Cincinnati.
Piqua Public Library, 116 West High Street, Piqua, OH 45356
Phone: (937) 638-1790
My name is Jennifer Gariety. I am an AmeriCorps Volunteer serving as a community surveyor with the Historic Preservation Corps. The Piqua Public Library in Piqua, Ohio is kindly hosting me during my term of service. As a community surveyor, I will be working in conjunction with the Ohio Historic Preservation Office to create architectural surveys in the eastern section of downtown known as the “Piqua Bend”. I will survey westward from the meanderings of the Great Miami River to the historic path of the Miami & Erie Canal just east of Main St. I will create an in-depth study regarding the impact of the Great Flood of 1913 on the survey area and am excited about selecting architectural resources which reflect the rich history of the neighborhood.