The Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission was created by City Council in 1973 to preserve and promote buildings, works of art and other objects of historical or architectural value to the community. The Commission has designated over 50 Landmarks since its inception. The Commission has seven members appointed to three-year terms by City Council. Commission activities are funded by the City and supported by staff.
Landmark nominations are made by Commission members or by owners seeking designation for their properties. Nominations must be accompanied by thorough research and documentation. After receiving a nomination, the Landmark Commission tours the site and discusses its Landmark eligibility. Properties may be Landmarked for their architectural and/or historic significance to the community. Download a Landmark Nomination Form (PDF).
Designated Cleveland Heights Landmarks can be identified by their circular bronze Landmark plaques, often located near the front entry. Owners are expected to keep these valuable resources in good condition so they remain for future generations. If a Landmark property owner wishes to make exterior alterations to the property, Landmark Commission approval is necessary.
Download a copy of the Landmark Registry (PDF). A poster depicting Landmarks is available for $5 at Cleveland Heights City Hall.
For more information on the Landmark program, please contact the City's Historic Preservation Planner at 216-291-4885 or email.