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Canton, OH 44708

What's Current in Preservation at CPS . . .

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Hartung House now accessible to all
A ramp entry way was added to the Hartung House in September 2013. Now those wishing to book or attend special events in our beautiful rooms will have safe, comfortable access to the main floor of the house.


Canton Preservation Society is currently accepting nominations for their 2015 Preservation Awards. Properties will be considered for each of three categories:

  • Residential

  • Commercial

  • Adapted Reuse

Completed nomination forms must be received by April 1, 2015.
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. 

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 330-452-9341, and must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2015.  The recipient will be honored at the CPS Annual Meeting in May 2015.

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


At the May 15 Annual Meeting . . .

CPS presented three 2014 Annual Preservation Awards in the Residential category. All of these homeowners have been hands-on throughout the restoration of their properties. Each home helps to maintain Stark County's architectural history and to enhance its neighborhood.

  • Phyllis Rustifo, 8036 Kent Ave NE, Canton
    1830s Greek Revival

  • John Laughlin & Sherrie Bond, 1743 Market Ave N, Canton
    1898 Eastlake Victorian built by the Pontius family

  • Paul Vannest, 505 Shorb Ave NW, Canton
    1902 Queen Anne known as the Beardsley Home

In addition, a 2014 Annual Preservation Awards in the Commercial category was accepted by Larry E. Hoover on behalf of United Rolls Inc/Whemco Inc. For over 100 years, United has produced rolling mill rolls for manufacturers around the world. Its early structure remains within its modern, expanded plant at 1400 Grace Ave NE, Canton.


The 2014 $1,000 scholarship winner is John DiAntonio, a 2014 graduate of Louisville High School. This autumn, John will enter Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design.  The CPS Scholarship Committee, on behalf of all CPS members, offers John best wishes. We are confident of his future success!

2010 - Canton Preservation Society
Last update 02/14/2015