131 Wertz Ave NW
Canton, OH 44708

What's Current in Preservation at CPS . . .


   The Annual Meeting for 2017 was a great success. Members and guests enjoyed a lovely evening at the Hartung House with an abundant array of beautiful hors d'oeuvres.
   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.
    The 2017 CPS Scholarship of $1,000 was presented to R. Brett Davis, a resident of Hartville. Brett has completed much of the coursework toward an associate's degree in Building Preservation & Restoration from Belmont College. Once he completes his degree, he hopes to follow his interest and skills in hardwood floor restoration.
   The 2017 Preservation Award for Commercial Property was presented to Minnifield Funeral Home, 1342 Cleveland Avenue NW. The longtime location of Nupuf Vision Clinic and Laboratories, owner Eugene Minnifield has restored the combination business/residence with great effort to perserve the building's original assets.
   Following the business meeting, Stark County Commissioner Janet Weir Creighton presented a lively program, "Courthouse Trumpeters of Justice: A behind the scenes story of the Stark County Courthouse 'angels.' "  The Trumpeters of Justice are Stark's most recognizable landmark.


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, 2018.
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, 2018.  The recipient will be honored at the CPS Annual Meeting in May 2018.

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 06/11/2017