Village of Glendale
A 19th century suburb of Cincinnati noted for its architecture, the village of Glendale was named a
National Historic Landmark in 1976 -- the highest designation given to historic places by the
federal government. Six years ago the idea of publishing guidelines for alterations and new
construction in the Glendale Historic District came up in the course of updating the community’s
master plan. To preserve its National Historic Landmark status and aid property owners in working
with the commission that reviews changes in the district, the village decided to develop and
publish guidelines for alterations and new construction. The resulting publication was a four-year
project by Glendale's Planning and Historic Preservation Commission, village council, and mayor.
Commission member Jack Howard spearheaded the project. An artist and student of architecture, he
drew many of the illustrations, and developed the format with the help of commission member Beth
Sullebarger and others in the community. The result is a handsome publication that guides property
owners step-by-step through the process of making informed decisions about changes and improvements.
For a list of past Ohio Historic Preservation Office Award recipients
The Ohio Historic Preservation Office is Ohio's official historic preservation agency. A part of
the Ohio Historical Society, it identifies historic places in Ohio, nominates properties to the
National Register of Historic Places, reviews federally-assisted projects for effects on Ohio's
historic, architectural, and archaeological resources, consults on the conservation of older
buildings and sites, and offers educational programs and publications.