About this collection
The Ohio Historic Preservation Office, Western Reserve Region was a regional office of the state agency designated to regulate funding and organize and administer an historic preservation plan in Ohio. It was established in 1973 and located at the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio. After state funding ceased in 1981, the Historical Society funded the office until 1990. Eric Johannesen served as the preservation officer. The Western Reserve Region includes 12 counties in Northeast Ohio. The collection consists of nomination forms, inventory forms, correspondence, photographs, and research material relating to the office's National Register of Historic Places program and the Ohio Historic Inventory program collected during the office's operation at the Western Reserve Historical Society. The first program was to recognize and nominate important historic structures within the region to the National Register of Historic Places. The second program was an on-going survey to record all buildings, sites and structures of architectural and historic significance in the state. The files include building and district histories, property records, architectural reports, and information on historic status. These files will be useful to professional preservationists, students of history and architecture, land-use planners, various local and county agencies, and neighborhood researchers.