RESEARCH Your Home WORKSHEET

Moreland Hills Historical Society
Heritage and Century Home Recognition Program
WORKSHEET – WORKSHEET – WORKSHEET

  • Address of the Heritage or Century House:
  • Present Owner
  • Phone:
  • Email:
  • Address of Present Owner (if different than above):
  • Historical Documentation:
    • Use this Online Source to Describe the property: (Cuyahoga Co., Ohio My Place circa 1975-Present)   
      • Legal Description of Lot:
      • Subdivision:
      • Tract Number:
      • Sublot number:
      • Original Lot number:
      • Division Name:
      • Copy of Property Summary Report:
      • Transfer Summary and Chronology
        • We’re looking for Date / Grantee (buyer) / Grantor (seller) / Deed Type / Vol / Page / Sales Amt / Convey Fee / Convey
      • Original Home Owner (Historic Name):
      • Exterior Construction Materials:
      • Number of Rooms:
      • Number of Bedrooms:
      • Include narrative describing major improvements.
      • Year house was built:
    • Use these Online Resources to help you determine Transfer History. 
    • Visit the Cuyahoga County Archives
      • Obtain a Copy of the Property Card, (circa 1935-1970),
        • You will need the Permanent Parcel Number before you go.
        • Date of construction ___________ (on this card the date is an estimate and should be verified.)
      • Tax duplicates from 1819-1986, maps and descriptions for older properties.  Go to the volume for the year before and the year after construction to prove the “tax increase.”
      • Additional Records of Interest at the Archives
    • The Moreland Hills Historical Society, Chagrin Falls Historical Society and the Cleveland History Center may have records of interest.
    • Include photographs of the front, rear and side elevations (Photos will not be returned.)
    • Provide other interesting facts about the house,letters, Photocopies of historical information, such as wills, old letters, and old church directories, newspaper articles will help with documenting the home.  If you have this information, it will be added in the Historical Society’s archives.  (Documentation will not be returned.)
  • Use your findings to complete the Application for a Century Home Recognition.
  • The South Euclid-Lyndhurst branch of the Cuyahoga Co. Library has a Memory Lab, (a “do-it-yourself” space for the community) to learn how to access, digitize, and share old videos, audio recordings, photographs, and slides. The Lab is open to the public at no charge.
  • mailbox  Email us with questions MHHSOHIO.org
  • Moreland Hills Historical Society, 4350 SOM Center Road, Moreland Hills, OH  44022