131 Wertz Ave NW
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.

We are now involved in a recycling program. 
Our goal is 1,000 pounds per month!
We will collect the items listed below and sell them to a recycling company.  The container (bin) is located behind the CPS resale store at 1227 West Tuscarawas Street. The store does not need to be open for you to drop your items in the bin. For more information call: 330-452-9341
Acceptable Items:
Newspapers & Mail
Office & School Paper
Magazines & Catalogs
Brown Paper Bags
Hard & Soft Bound Books
Corrugated Cardboard:
must be broken down flat


At the May 16 Annual Meeting . . .

CPS presented a 2013 Annual Preservation Award in the Residential category to Sue and W.R. Timken, Jr., current owners of the Charles Balough Home located at 2321 Brentwood Road NW, Hills & Dales.  Accepting the award on behalf of the Timkens was architect Anthony Luketic of A.A. Luketic & Associates of Rootstown, Ohio.
    The original home was built in 1928 for Charles Balough, hired by H.H. Timken to manage the Hercules Motor Company. Previously, Mr. Balough had been apprentice to Henry Ford during development of the Model T.
    In recent years, Mr. Luketic's firm designed additions to the 1920s Tudor home, originally designed by Herman J. Albrecht of Massillon. The new wings blend seamlessly onto both ends of the original home, preserving the original style and detail. Over 80% of materials removed from the original home to make way for the new were reused.

Also presented a 2013 Annual Preservation Award in the Residential Category were Kathy and David Waltz, who have restored the Barber-Whitticar Home at 519 Cleveland Ave SW, Canton.
    The Queen Anne/Colonial Revival home was built in 1902 as the home of Orrin W. Barber, grain merchant and relative of Ida McKinley. For decades after 1928, the house served as the Ralph M. Whitticar Funeral home. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
    The house is notable for its extensive, original woodwork and spacious window bays. Except for the installation of kitchen countertops and the repair of one leaded glass window, Mr. and Mrs. Waltz can proudly say they did all of the restoration work themselves!


The 2013 $1,000 scholarship winner is Gina Barnhill, a 2013 graduate of Lake High School. Gina will enter Portland (OR) State University this autumn to study art history.  The CPS Scholarship Committee, on behalf of all CPS members, offers Gina best wishes. We are confident of her future success!


Canton Preservation Society is currently accepting nominations for their 2014 Preservation Awards. Properties will be considered for each of three categories:

  • Residential

  • Commercial

  • Adapted Reuse

Completed nomination forms must be received by April 1, 2014.
Download the nomination form here: 2014 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, 2014.  The recipient will be honored at the CPS Annual Meeting in May 2014.

Download the scholarship form here in fillable Word format:
2014  Preservation Scholarship Application

Download the scholarship form here in pdf format for printing:
2014  Preservation Scholarship Application


2010 - Canton Preservation Society
Last update 02/13/2014