By C. Robert Boyd
Congress created Perrysburg in 1816 to safe keep watch over of its strategic buying and selling situation at the biggest river flowing into Lake Erie, the Maumee River, an critical waterway for transport and likewise a tremendous passageway for western migration. As a hectic port and shipbuilding heart, Perrysburg attracted entrepreneurial pioneers from the East, who, as they prospered, equipped amazing houses, constructions, and different buildings. in the course of the international conflict I period, filthy rich Toledo industrialists additionally arrived, development riverside mansions. Over a hundred of this small 19th-century community's architectural treasures nonetheless stand, they usually comprise examples of approximately each significant family architectural sort well known from the 1820s to the Thirties. lots of the constructions that make up the historic personality of Perrysburg are most sensible represented within the old District, that is indexed at the nationwide check in of historical locations.
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Approach relations condo for a few years, and it as soon as stood at the nook of Indiana and Walnut the place the fireplace division is now. method got here the following from long island kingdom and was once a fashionable legal professional, county prosecutor, mayor, and civic chief, yet was once thought of by means of a few to be really miserly through nature. Upon his loss of life, they have been stunned to benefit that he left the village funds to construct a library and to shop for books, six plenty for a park, his residence, and money for a faculty scholarship. the home was once moved within the early 1900s. means apartment AT unique position ON SOUTHEAST nook OF INDIANA AND WALNUT. the woman during this undated photo is thought to be Mrs. Eugenie Chapman, a schoolteacher. YEAGER condo AT 343 WEST INDIANA (BUILT IN 1830s). German immigrant John J. Yeager owned this residence from the 1840s, and his descendants lived in it until eventually 1990. A Greek Revival temple-style farm condo, it stood at the then outskirts of city. except the wing at the correct, it has had minimum alterations. of Yeager’s descendants served as mayors of Perrysburg, and one was once a long-time service provider. prior photo OF YEAGER condominium. This undated picture indicates what the home seemed like earlier than the current elaborations. B. F. HOLLISTER residence AT 407 WEST entrance (BUILT IN 1830s). Benjamin Hollister, from Massachusetts, outfitted this residence whose roofline and elliptical fanlight within the gable mirror the sooner Federal interval. It has a framework of hand-hewn timbers secured by means of mortise and tenon joints and wide-plank pine flooring laid at once over logs. Hollister (brother of John, see web page 12) ran a normal shop and used to be within the fur alternate with the yank Indians. He escorted elements of the Ottawa and Miami tribes to their exile within the west. ROBY residence AT seventy six LOCUST (BELIEVED inbuilt 1830s). This condominium used to be in-built the Greek Revival kind round an older apartment or cabin that can were a local American buying and selling put up. Charles Roby most likely outfitted a few early a part of this model after deciding to buy it in approximately 1836. as soon as a service provider, Roby turned captain of the steamship G. P. Griffith, which on its maiden voyage in 1850 burned and sank in Lake Erie with the lack of nearly three hundred humans. It is still Lake Erie’s unmarried worst tragedy. STONE condominium AT 425 EAST moment (BUILT IN 1830s). Little is understood of Enos Stone, believed to be the builder of this Greek Revival domestic with the off-center front, sidelights, and a three-pane transom. observe the tall and slim home windows with a bit pedimental moldings, and the extensive roof overhang. adjustments comprise an addition with a shed roof and a glass-walled sunroom within the rear and a screened porch at the correct aspect. BINGHAM-FOLEY condominium AT eighty LOCUST (BUILT IN 1836). a lot altered and further to, this Greek Revival domestic begun as a sq. one-story living with a hipped roof over 4 rooms. in a single swap, the most front used to be moved to the left facet and the two-story part further. Joseph J. Bingham was once a forwarding and fee service provider, and Dr. Norman J. Foley, who did a lot of the additions, used to be a number one thyroid health professional the following and in Toledo.