Preservation House was built as a one-room schoolhouse in 1870 just after our country’s Civil War when Akron was one of the fastest-growing community’s in the United States.
In addition to serving as PAGA’s new home, Preservation House is also the focus of a more than $200,000 restoration project by PAGA.Continue Reading
“A directory of local craftsmen, artisans and services recommended for the quality of their work, goods and services, especially involving older homes, is presented by PAGA’s Preservation Services Committee.”
May is National Historic Preservation Month
Let’s Celebrate with a Community Fundraiser
On Thursday, May 23rd, join fellow members for breakfast at Martin University Center on The University of Akron campus followed by a short presentation by a panel of experts on how historic preservation has impacted the Summit County area.
This fundraising event is sponsored by Preservation Alliance of Greater Akron and Summit County Executive Russ Pry who is a member of our organization’s board.
You may upgrade your $50 donation to $100 and double the effectiveness of Preservation Alliance of Greater Akron.
Those that will be presenting are Summit County Executive Russ Pry; Alan Burge of Burge Architecture; Elizabeth Murphy of Chambers, Murphy & Burge Restoration Architects; and Kurt Mulhauser from the Comprehensive Planning Division of the City of Akron’s Department of Planning & Urban Development.
Learn more about the advocacy efforts of Preservation Alliance of Greater Akron and the restoration of their headquarters, Preservation House. Help us to identify properties in your community that are eligible to be nominated for the 2014 Architectural Heritage Awards and view images and recipients of past Architectural Heritage AwardsMingle with current board members, officers and past presidents of Preservation Alliance and those who have a keen interest and appreciation for historic preservation. Come to learn more how historic preservation impacts economic development. Learn what a Certified Local Government is and how it can be a source of funding for your community's historic properties.
The event will be held Thursday, May 23rd from 7:30 am to 8:30 am at the Martin University Center, 105 Fir Hill on The University of Akron campus. Parking is free, adjacent to the building.
Show your support by attending this community fundraiser during National Historic Preservation month.