By C. Robert Boyd
Congress created Perrysburg in 1816 to safe regulate of its strategic buying and selling situation at the biggest river flowing into Lake Erie, the Maumee River, an critical waterway for transport and in addition a massive 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 constructions. through the international conflict I period, filthy rich Toledo industrialists additionally arrived, construction riverside mansions. Over a hundred of this small 19th-century community's architectural treasures nonetheless stand, and so they comprise examples of approximately each significant household architectural variety renowned from the 1820s to the Thirties. many of the buildings that make up the old personality of Perrysburg are top represented within the historical District, that is indexed at the nationwide check in of historical locations.
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J. A. corridor apartment AT 321 EAST moment (BUILT C. 1850). Jarius Augustus corridor, together with his brother James M. , operated a common shop at Louisiana and entrance. They got here from Vermont, and J. A. equipped the unique a part of this temple-style Greek Revival condominium that includes a robust pediment over a large frieze board, six-over-six home windows, and nook pilasters. the big facet backyard, on a part of which the additional wing now sits, was once an orchard, and it really is stated that an initially planted Osage Orange hedge (resistant to free-grazing cattle) nonetheless defines the various estate line. J. A. corridor condominium entrance front. this is often certainly one of our higher examples of a classical Greek Revival entrance front flanked by way of pilasters with inlaid fretwork and capped by way of a whole entablature. JOHN HOOD condo AT 377 WEST moment (BUILT C. 1850s). the 2 part parts should be additions to this modest domestic of a retired immigrant farmer from Scotland. The builder is unknown. Unfinished log beams with bark on them certify its previous age. Hood looked as if it would have prospered, yet he lived relatively frugally. In 1901, he acquired the land that's now Hood Park and looking anonymity, quietly donated it to the village. most likely at his insistence, it used to be in the beginning often called Monument Park, the positioning of the area’s squaddies and sailors monument. STUBBS condo AT 326 WEST entrance (BUILT C. 1853). initially with “saw-tooth” vergeboards within the entrance gable, this apartment, equipped through James F. Stubbs, possesses a few appealing Greek Revival features, specially the recessed entrance front flanked by means of pilasters and a whole entablature above. major additions were made at the facets and rear. Stubbs got here from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1835 and used to be a accomplice with James L. Douglas in a riverfront warehouse whilst Perrysburg used to be a hectic lake port. HOUSTON residence AT 420 WEST entrance (BUILT C. 1850). this huge, usually added-to residence has Greek Revival and Italianate positive aspects. the unique component was once most likely outfitted by means of William Houston. The roof has a truly shallow slope with Italianate-style brackets. the most front, redone at some point soon, has strange carved brackets that flank a heavy oak door with sidelights. a wide former barn is joined to the rear through a breezeway. William Houston used to be a robust abolitionist and as soon as owned a advertisement development at the website of Hood Park that used to be stated to be an Underground Railroad station (see web page 49). FORMER HOUSTON apartment BARN. the previous barn, now painted white, adjoins the rear of the ouse. It was once moved there within the early Forties from throughout city. colleges have been closed so scholars may watch, and the day-by-day teach time table was once altered for the stream. SMITH condo AT 138 WEST 5th (BUILT IN 1853). This Greek Revival condominium was once outfitted by way of Pennsylvanian Addison Smith, who got here right here to go to his sister in 1832 and stayed. He spent a while within the mercantile company and over the years was once our mayor, county auditor, township treasurer, and consultant within the Ohio legislature. He was once a guy of artistic genius, protecting greater than a dozen patents, together with one for a propeller wheel for gunboats that was once followed by means of the army.