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The Cat Fanciers’ Association Recognized for Historic Preservation

March 29, 2018

Pictured: Robb Hyde (left), President of the Alliance Area Preservation Society, presenting the plaque to Mark Hannon, President of CFA

The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) was recognized on March 26, 2018 by the Alliance (Ohio) Area Preservation Society (AAPS) for its work in preserving the former Midland-Buckeye Savings and Loan building in downtown Alliance. Each year, the AAPS honors noteworthy preservation projects in the greater Alliance area by acknowledging the efforts of property owners and the work they perform in preserving the historic and architectural resources in the area.

The former bank became CFA’s headquarters in 2011 when the business was moved there from Manasquan, New Jersey. CFA uses the upper level of the building for its business operations, with the first floor and mezzanine housing the CFA Foundation’s Feline Historical Museum.

CFA president Mark Hannon accepted the award. In addition to thanking the AAPS for the award, Hannon noted that while CFA is an international organization, its home is in Alliance. “We are proud of our efforts in restoring the Midland-Buckeye building and look forward to our involvement in revitalizing downtown Alliance,” Hannon said.

The building’s exterior is clad in emerald granite with polished steel columns. Inside, the Museum’s cherry-paneled open main room is dominated by glass, polished stainless steel, pink and emerald granite staircase. The building was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Complete information on CFA can be found on their web site at

The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc.™ (CFA) was founded in 1906 as a not-for-profit association of member clubs and is the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats. CFA’s mission is to preserve and promote the pedigreed breeds of cats and to enhance the well being of ALL cats. CFA promotes education, responsible cat ownership and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. CFA and its affiliate clubs work nationally with local shelters to help humanely reduce homeless and feral cat populations and to encourage voluntary neuter/spay of pet cats. To learn more about the Cat Fanciers’ Association, the pedigreed breeds of cats, or to find the nearest CFA cat show, visit their web site at

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