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Canton, OH 44708

What's Current in Preservation at CPS . . .


for details about our May 18, 2023 Annual Meeting.

ANNUAL MEETING: May 19, 2022

    After a two-year suspension of in-person annual meetings due to the COVID pandemic, CPS members and guest enjoyed gathering together to vote for board members and celebrate winners of our 2022 Preservation Awards and scholarship.
    The large turnout enjoyed a buffet meal at Tozzi's on 12th, followed by a program by board member and McKinley Presidential Library & Museum Archivist,
Mark Holland, who presented "A Family of Four Resting Eternally...McKinley National Monument."
    The 2022 CPS Scholarship of $1,000 was presented to Christina McDaniel, a 2022 graduate of Jackson High School. Christina, who has already earned post-secondary college credits toward her desired degree, is committed to continuing her studies in the field of archaeology and will become a full-time student at Kent State University in fall semester 2022.

   Preservation Awards chair, Kathy Altieri, presented awards to two homeowners in the Residential category.

    Edward J. Meyer Cottage
    1345 South Park Ave NW, Meyers Lake Village
Current residents and preservationists are Mr. & Mrs. William Grosskopf

Known as the "Meyer Cottage" and built by Edward J. Meyer, grandson of Andrew Meyer, was built between 1880-1895, along with the Lakeview Hotel. Originally Mr. Meyer made this his summer cottage. He was the first developer and proprietor of Lakeview Park, what later became the fondly remembered Meyers Lake Park.

    The Slusser House
    1404 15th St NW, Canton
    Current residents and preservationists are Mr. & Mrs. James Moraghan

The original farmhouse portion of this beautifully restored home was built between 1840 and 1883. The original property faced onto Fulton Road. The Slusser family were early Canton settlers, building our city's first gristmill and sawmill on the East Nimishillen Creek. Son Phillip Slusser Jr. built this home as both residence and tavern. Over the 19th century, the structure was enhanced with an addition and elegant features in distinctive Victorian style. Undoubtedly, the fine woodwork was produced in the family's mill and crafted by the owner's brother, John Slusser, an expert cabinetmaker. Current owners, as well as previous owners Richard and Mary Mani, have restored and maintained its many historic features.


Canton Preservation Society is currently accepting nominations for our Preservation Awards. Properties will be considered for each of three categories:

  • Residential

  • Commercial

  • Adapted Reuse

Completed nomination forms must be received by April 1 of the year to be considered.
Download the nomination form here: Preservation Award Nomination Form


The Canton Preservation Society's annual scholarship provides financial assistance to a Stark County student or graduate preparing for a career related to historic preservation.  Eligible applicants include students in technical, undergraduate or graduate study intending to enroll, or already enrolled, in a program in Historic Preservation or a related field which can include, but need be not limited to, Building Preservation, History, Architecture, American Studies, Urban Planning, or Museum Studies. Applicants whose plans are distinctly outside of these areas of study will not receive consideration.

The program of study must be at a U.S. university, college, or institution.  The student’s eligibility will be based partly on financial need and partly on the application materials, academic performance, community service and promise shown for future achievement, based on the judgment of a review panel.  The award is for a maximum of $1000.00 toward school tuition and paid directly to the school. 

Applications are available by calling the Canton Preservation Society at 330-456-6881, and must be postmarked no later than April 1 of the year to be considered.  The recipient will be honored at the CPS Annual Meeting in May of the award year.

Download the scholarship form here in fillable Word format:
Preservation Scholarship Application

Download the scholarship form here in pdf format for printing:
Preservation Scholarship Application


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Last update 01/04/2023