131 Wertz Ave NW
Canton, OH 44708

What's Current in Preservation at CPS . . .


   The Annual Meeting for 2018 entertained members and guests at the Metropolitan Centre Ballroom, a spacious venue that permitted comfortable socializing and a delicious meal catered by That Little Italian Kitchen.
   Social hour was followed by the membership meeting let by President Barb Hickman. Business included the election of trustees and officers for the next year. Incoming board president Wick Hartung thanked Barb Hickman for her long service of leadership.
    The 2018 CPS Scholarship of $1,000 was presented to Marina Rarick, a student at Malone University. Marina has completed two years at Malone as a dual major in History and Integrated Social Studies.
   Preservation Awards recognized three homeowners for their notable restoration and preservation of dwellings in Canton:

Hidden Pines,
2130 Market Ave N,
home of
George B. Simmonds

Mulligan-Jones Home,
334 5th St SW,
home of John Mulligan
and Ken Jones

Twin Oaks,
924 Raff Rd SW,
home of
Jim and Joann Ekey

   Following the business meeting and meal, local historian Richard Haldi presented an insightful program, "Ohio's First Super Highway–1825 to 1913–the 300-mile, hand-dug ditch call the Ohio-Erie Canal."


Canton Preservation Society is currently accepting nominations for their 2018 Preservation Awards. Properties will be considered for each of three categories:

  • Residential

  • Commercial

  • Adapted Reuse

Completed nomination forms must be received by April 1, 2019.
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, 2019.  The recipient will be honored at the CPS Annual Meeting in May 2019.

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 05/24/2018