City-Wide Scavenger Hunt

Test your sleuthing skills as you navigate Lakewood to find unique architectural details! Join the Lakewood Historical Society on its 6th annual National Historic Preservation Month scavenger hunt.

Beginning May 10, participants can download a list of clues from the Lakewood Historical Society’s webpage, or stop at Rozi’s Wine House or Lakewood Hardware to pick up a form, to begin a search for 20 architectural details hidden within Lakewood’s urban landscape. This year’s theme is apartments. Did you know that Lakewood’s population density is over 9,000 people/sq. mile? So apartment buildings play a vital role in our neighborhoods. Search Lake Ave., Clifton Blvd., Detroit Ave., and Madison Ave. to find these often overlooked architectural details.

Completed entries must be emailed to, submitted to Rozi’s Wine House or Lakewood Hardware by May 31 at 4 p.m. Entries with all correct answers will be entered into a drawing; prizes from Lakewood businesses will be awarded to first-, second-, and third-place winners. Participants have significant odds of winning certificates from places such as Cleveland Vegan, Blackbird Baking Company, Mahall’s Twenty Lanes, and Breadsmith, among others!

The Lakewood Historical Society advocates for our historic community in addition to providing stewardship of artifacts and buildings. By continuing to link our community's past, present, and future through the preservation of our built environment, we retain this sense of place as "Lakewood."

Preservation, combined with appropriate economic development, is key to maintaining the beauty of our neighborhoods, retaining our high quality of life, and keeping our community vibrant. Join us this May and be part of the scavenger hunt for National Historic Preservation Month!

Visit or the Lakewood Historical Society’s Facebook page for more information and to download the entry form.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 4:47 PM, 05.12.2015