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this is good news--

 

Fairport Harbor Marine Museum undergoing significant restoration

 

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20151019/fairport-harbor-marine-museum-undergoing-significant-restoration

 

By Tawana Roberts, The News-Herald

POSTED: 10/19/15, 6:08 PM EDT | UPDATED: 2 HRS AGO 0

 

The Fairport Harbor Marine Museum is reconstructing the mast that has stood on its property since 1949.

 

A mast is a structure on a sailing vessel that holds up a sail, but is now being used as a flagpole at the museum.

 

“The mast is originally from the USS Michigan,” said John Ollila, Fairport Harbor Historical Society trustee. “The uniqueness of a USS Michigan is that it’s the first iron-hulled ship in the U.S. Navy.”

 

The Fairport Harbor museum, located at 129 Second St., houses and preserves artifacts related to life on the Great Lakes and other maritime exhibits. The museum is located 129 Second St.

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^^ I wonder if anyone ever takes that tuba off the wall and plays it.  THAT would be worth the price of admission and more in my opinion.

only if they're dressed like this. Between doughnuts and wine maybe they can squeeze in a bierstube.

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What are they there to learn? How not to run a school system?! Apparently a batch of Fulbright Scholars from Argentina also visited in the fall :wtf: Maybe the Painesville Schools are improving after decades of chronic slackerism (oh wait, that was just me). I think they're still the lowest ranked in Lake County (because of--among a multitude of excuses--the large number of English-as-a-second-language students; though obviously a good fit for educators from South America). Who knows how good the schools in Uruguay are :|--

 

 

Once again this year, Painesville City Local School District welcomes visiting Uruguayan Fulbright Scholars from the  Fulbright International Scholarship Program. This year, the district is host to four Fulbright Scholars who will spend two weeks in February working with and shadowing teachers and administrators in Painesville City Local Schools and visiting area colleges, schools and businesses. 

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It might be a little bit of a stretch to call this area an "historic district," but the railroad museum is good idea--

 

City interested in adding preservation district for Painesville Railroad Museum

 

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20150128/city-interested-in-adding-preservation-district-for-painesville-railroad-museum

 

"City officials in Painesville are looking at adding momentum to a local group’s efforts in preserving and restoring a historic railroad station.

 

Painesville Ward 1 Councilman Andrew Flock is gathering support on a proposal to establish a historic preservation district around Railroad Street, the Painesville Railroad Museum that sits along the brick street, all the land north of the street, and an 80-year-old restaurant that sits across the street from the museum."

 

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If anyone is interested there's a fundraiser to benefit the RR museum tonight. As you can see it's not exactly black-tie. It looks like they're really making substantial  progress on this project--

 

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DekHockey will be coming in May  :wtf:--

 

http://www.painesvilledekhockey.com/

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Dek Hockey premiers!

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and little did I realize up until a few weeks ago that just steps from me on Sunday afternoons a form of this game (sans official rink) is played in Tompkins Square Park (but due to ongoing arthritic considerations it's unlikely I'll become a participant :laugh:)--

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just a few pictures of recent progress of the Painesville Railroad Museum (formerly the old train depot--1893). They don't have much of a budget and don't know when it officially opens, but it looks good--

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Did the construction project Lake Erie College planned for the old Harvey high school lot ever start? I am not able to swing that way often, but I haven't heard anything for quite a long time.

 

Anyone know where some renders of it could be found?

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Did the construction project Lake Erie College planned for the old Harvey high school lot ever start? I am not able to swing that way often, but I haven't heard anything for quite a long time.

 

Anyone know where some renders of it could be found?

no, and I'm not even sure Lake Erie has even acquired that property yet. I think they are planning more dorms for that site, no? I don't think the immediate neighbors are too happy about that, but the high school was there for almost ninety years (although those kids went home for the day--lol). Maybe you know more about this than I do. Also, I think there was once a cemetery on that site before the school was built.

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this is good to see, though the Railfest to which its referring will be at Lakeland Community College, not the museum--

 

A brighter Painesville Railroad Museum will host 2017 Railfest feast (photos, video)

 

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/03/a_brighter_painesville_railroad_museum_will_host_2017_railfest_feast_photos_video.html

 

PAINESVILLE, Ohio—"Brighter light will shine Saturday on the yearly Railfest banquet at the Painesville Railroad Museum.

Instead of temporary lights, new Victorian-style chandeliers will light up original hardwood beams at this 1893 station. Instead of boards and stained plexiglass, new acrylic will reveal the evening light through a massive bay window."

 

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this looks like more fun than a person has a right to have, doesn't it? :| Since half the people in Painesville are still living in the 70's it won't seem like such a trip down mem'ry lane--lol (kidding :roll:)

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Damaged by fire, per the article. Either the owner didn't want to rebuild, didn't have fire insurance or the county gave him an he couldn't refuse.

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this is disgusting. In recent years this was regarded as a historic building worth preserving. It became the location of a popular casual restaurant and a place where various community organizations met, mainly a senior citizens center, but suffered a severe fire a few years ago from which it was never completely restored. The county purchased it for practically nothing, and wanted it to expand and consolidate government services, which are located in a former Cleveland Trust Bank building nearby. In the 60's the structure was a Sears store (back when is was still Sears, Roebuck & Co.!), the interior of which looked like something from the Depression well into the 60's when it closed and downtown was being drained of retail as a result of changing demographics in Mentor. We shopped a lot there because we couldn't afford fancy Carlisle's (aka Carlisle-Allen Co) across the park--lol. I found this video of a Memorial Day Parade in 1929 (I posted this ages ago) in which you can see a brief one second glimpse of the building at 2:01--when it was practically new! (and when downtown was a lively place!--well before even my time :-()

 

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just a few pictures of recent progress of the Painesville Railroad Museum (formerly the old train depot--1893). They don't have much of a budget and don't know when it officially opens, but it looks good--

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Painesville Railroad Museum officially opens. Still very much a work in progress. I didn't think they would get this far!

 

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/05/painesville_railroad_museum_ce.html

 

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Very sad....

 

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The Lake County commissioners approved a bid to remove asbestos from the building ahead of its demolition in June.

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170511/lake-county-commissioners-ok-asbestos-removal-bid-ahead-of-dorthy-allen-building-demolition

 

 

I just read that the process of demolition for this building has begun; but it was good to see that another one (one of the few remaining 19th Century properties downtown that miraculously was not torn down) is in the midst of renovation. I remember a drug store with a tin ceiling here back in old days. Looks good though--

 

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I'm desperately trying to find a drawing of the proposed new building and can't. Hopefully it won't be too awful. For comic relief, here are some articles from over fifty years ago (I was in elementary school, okay?) about the grand (grandiose) plan to re-do downtown. It was a last ditch attempt to reverse its inevitable decline. The worst part of it of course was the demolition of so many historic buildings that erased much of its character, which is why this most recent example is so sad--

 

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my favorite quote: "Eventually a ghost town atmosphere can develop." ha ha...no kidding :laugh:

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I'm not sure what Robert Jenks did, but he lived in a big house behind a brick-walled compound (containing a couple of other homes), back when there were still a few wealthy people still left in Painesville

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Dale Helsel, the city manager at the time (I don't know why he's identified as Pres. of city council here. I always loved to blame him for this fiasco, but I didn't understand until much later he really only acts at the behest of the city council. I think), had a Yale and Berkeley education. This is proof that even the most elite credentials are no guarantee of competence--lol (his son was in my class in school) By high school, they had moved on to another town--I think Hamilton, OH, as asst city mgr--so he didn't have to face the consequences of an embittered public when it was obvious this scheme had failed badly

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here's a good idea: let's turn those abandoned mall department stores into "entertainment venues," which, based on the Round1 Entertainment website (Bowling & Amusement :|), will probably not be featuring chamber music or cutting-edge theater--

 

Entertainment venue coming to Great Lakes Mall in Mentor

 

http://www.news-herald.com/business/20170710/entertainment-venue-coming-to-great-lakes-mall-in-mentor?source=topstoriesrot

 

Round 1, a fast-growing family entertainment concept, is coming to Mentor’s Great Lakes Mall, according to a news release from Washington Prime Group Inc., a real estate trust investment group.

 

It’s part of an approximately $15 million project , according to the release.

 

In addition to Round 1, WPG is in discussions with new tenants for a restaurant space that will be created adjacent to Round 1. The high-visibility anchor space was previously occupied by a Dillard’s Men’s Store. Dillard’s made the decision earlier this year to consolidate its department stores at Great Lakes Mall into a single renovated anchor space. In addition, a redeveloped outparcel will provide an opportunity to add a second new restaurant to this project.

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Very sad....

 

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The Lake County commissioners approved a bid to remove asbestos from the building ahead of its demolition in June.

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170511/lake-county-commissioners-ok-asbestos-removal-bid-ahead-of-dorthy-allen-building-demolition

 

 

 

I hate these people :x

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I guess the nicest thing I can say about this is that the new building doesn't look as bad as I had expected. Still it probably could have been located somewhere else nearby and prevented the demolition of a beautiful old structure with an intimate scale more appropriate to this spot, right next to a historic church (1878) that's on the National Register--

 

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170731/new-lake-county-administration-building-to-be-completed-by-march-2018

 

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it's good to know that there are ongoing efforts to take care of this local landmark--

 

Volunteers work to raise awareness, funds to maintain Fairport Harbor’s Historic Lighthouse

 

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170806/volunteers-work-to-raise-awareness-funds-to-maintain-fairport-harbors-historic-lighthouse

 

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In an ongoing effort, the all-volunteer Fairport Harbor Historical Society, which maintains the Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse at 129 Second St., is working to support a restoration project on the tower and keeper’s house, according to museum trustee and Fairport Harbor Village Councilman Tony Bertone, who oversees the buildings and grounds operation at the museum.

 

“It’s masonry and it’s about 150 years old,” Bertone said in an Aug. 4 phone interview. “So the masonry needs attention from time to time."

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Taste of Painesville will take place tomorrow from 5-10pm, although not in the park (as in the last couple of years), but on Main St. between St. Clair and State St. It's really not as lame as this video suggests. Okay, maybe it is, but it's a way to kill some time :| Is it supposed to rain?

 

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