Landmarks Commission

The Landmarks Commission serves as the official steward of the City’s historic resources. The Landmarks Commission is responsible for designating landmarks and landmarks districts. The Commission has the responsibility of reviewing proposals for demolition, construction or alteration of any landmark or property in a landmarks district. The Commission holds public hearings and issues certificates of appropriateness for proposals which meet criteria for acceptable work.

Commission members

David Neville, Chair Jim Morse, Vice Chair David Anderson
Elizabeth Cardarelli Tom Dubowski Sarah Egan-Reeves
James Gearhart Duane Limpert Gretchen Schuler

Design Guidelines

On November 11, 2019, the Landmarks Commission adopted updated Design Guidelines to better assist homeowners and staff when working on and approving projects in the Historic District. Please click here to view this helpful guide while you are planning your project.

Historic District Boundary Map

The Butternut Ridge Historic District map was updated to better reflect the properties and homes contributing to the district’s character and went into effect October 18, 2019. Click here to see the map.


Day: 2nd Mondays
Location: City Hall Council Chambers
Time: 7:00 p.m.


Lyn Wilson
Administrative Secretary
(440) 223-5582

Maintenance and Efficiency in Your Old House and Heritage Home Presentation

Were you unable to make it to the presentation on April 8th? Click here to view to the presentation and find ways  you can improve your home and how the Heritage Home Program works.

Centennial Home Recognition Program


In 2017, the Landmarks Commission launched the Centennial Home Recognition Program. This program seeks to identify and recognize those houses existing today in North Olmsted that were built in or before 1915, the city’s centennial year, in order to acknowledge their local historical significance and importance to the community. Owners of eligible houses may obtain program recognition by verifying their house’s age by submitting the application found below.


Press Release

Landmark Recognition

In 2015, as part of the City’s bicentennial celebration, the Landmarks Commission held recognition ceremonies for two homes in the community that were designated as official North Olmsted Landmarks in 2013. Find more information about these houses and read the stories of their original residents at

Charles Seltzer Home
Knight/Biddulph Home
4302 Porter Road