Historic Henninger House Saved (OH)

April 11, 2003
Ohio

Cleveland, 4/11/2003 -- The combined efforts of the Trust for Public Land, City of Parma, and West Creek Preservation Committee have succeeded in preserving historic Henninger House in Parma. Built in 1849 by Bavarian immigrants, Henninger House is the oldest home in Parma, Cleveland's largest suburb and the seventh largest city in Ohio.Henninger House will become a landmark along the new West Creek Preserve and Greenway, which will eventually encompass more than 400 acres along the nine-mile course of scenic West Creek, a tributary of the Cuyahoga River, and an anchor of the new Quarry Creek Historic District.

The Trust for Public Land transferred ownership of Henninger House to the West Creek Preservation Committee, a group of citizens dedicated to creating a the West Creek Preserve and Greenway headed by Dave Vasarhelyi. Within two years, title to Henninger House will transfer to the City of Parma. Parma Council President Charles Germana, Councilman Tim DeGeeter, and Service Director Gary Sefl helped spearhead the preservation effort for the city.

There will be a press conference to discuss the successful Henninger House preservation effort on Monday, April 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Henninger House located at 57547 Broadview Road, one block north of Snow Road.

The Trust for Public Land, established in 1972, is a national nonprofit land conservation organization specializing in conservation real estate, applying its expertise in negotiations, public finance, and law, to protect land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and natural areas, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. Across the nation, the Trust for Public Land has helped protect more than 1.6 million acres and has been serving Ohioans for more than 25 years. The Trust for Public Land depends on the support and generosity of individuals, foundations, and businesses to achieve our land for people mission. The Trust for Public Land Ohio Office is generously supported by The Cleveland Foundation and the George Gund Foundation. For more information please contact us at 216-928-7518 or visit us on the web at www.tpl.org.

DIRECTIONS TO HENNINGER HOUSE PRESS CONFERENCE

From downtown Cleveland, take I-71 south to Jennings Freeway (Route 176).

Take Jennings Freeway to Brookpark Road. Go right (west) on Brookpark Road for about ? mile to Broadview Road.

Go left (south) on Broadview Road for about 1 mile to Snow Road (which is also Rockside Road).

Henninger House is at the intersection of Snow and Broadview Roads on the lefthand side. Park in the office parking lot by the bank building on the lefthand side at the intersection and walk to Henninger House.