By C. Robert Boyd

Congress created Perrysburg in 1816 to safe keep an eye on of its strategic buying and selling position at the biggest river flowing into Lake Erie, the Maumee River, an imperative waterway for delivery and in addition a tremendous passageway for western migration. As a hectic port and shipbuilding middle, Perrysburg attracted entrepreneurial pioneers from the East, who, as they prospered, outfitted amazing houses, constructions, and different constructions. through the international struggle 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, they usually contain examples of approximately each significant family architectural sort renowned from the 1820s to the Nineteen Thirties. many of the buildings that make up the historic personality of Perrysburg are top represented within the old District, that's indexed at the nationwide sign in of old areas.

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Webb had a life of ninety years, within which he was once married three times and fathered 18 teenagers. WITZLER development AT 116 OUISIANA (PROBABLY inbuilt 1840s). (right) Charles Witzler owned this development in 1895, however it, or an past model, predates that by way of a minimum of part a century. it's advertisement Italianate popular and was once defined as of unpainted brick with contrasting black window frames. A dentiled cornice divides the 1st and moment ground facade, and the pinnacle positive aspects fluted brackets, dentils, and sq. tin rosettes, all initially mild or white coloured, and 3 trios of small oblong home windows. Charles Witzler synthetic mattress springs and later moved a furnishings and project company into this development. It was once the start of the Witzler Funeral home-based business operated by way of that relatives for almost 70 years. The small body development at the left (still status yet with a partial brick facade) used to be the toilet C. Spink domestic, later the town’s first public library, which used to be nonetheless later improved into the Witzler development. (left) for a few years, this development housed a “5¢ and 10¢” shop. At this writing, it truly is an old store, yet is slated for a brand new occupant. PERRIN condominium AT 510 WEST entrance (BUILT C. 1845). This hugely decorative Gothic Revival apartment used to be built through Pennsylvanian Jonathan Perrin, a builder himself whilst he arrived in 1827. The steep gable roof with curvilinear vergeboards and ornamental finials and pendants on the best are eye-catchers. Six-pane home windows with Gothic molding and ogee arches are within the entrance gable and 8 paned home windows within the secondary gables. In 1929, Toledo architects Britsch and Munger reworked a part of the outside, including dormers and the facet front at the left. (below) smooth info comprise the ogee arch in this window, the finial atop the gable representing a pineapple (symbol of hospitality), and the pendant underneath it depicting an acorn, a well-liked motif within the Gothic culture. FORMER EVANGELICAL CHURCH AT 331 EAST moment (BUILT IN 1846). (above) Now the Marantha Chapel of the Pentacostal Church of God, this development holds the checklist (159 years) for unbroken sturdiness as a Perrysburg condo of worship. it all started as Grace Evangelical Church, equipped via member Jacob Hufford (spelled “Hoffert” on his tombstone), who provided trees from his personal estate. Rooms and extensions were extra through the years. The denomination united with Grace United Methodist Church and now worships of their development on East Boundary. (below) The congregation of Grace Evangelical assembled for this undated picture. PARKS residence AT 246 WEST moment (BUILT C. 1847). Minus additions to the rear, this classically proportioned and well-maintained Greek Revival residence used to be outfitted via Pennsylvanian James J. Parks, who got here right here as a shoe and harness maker and have become a wealthy and recognized businessman and justice of the peace. The front-gabled roof, vast frieze board, and matching pediment over the doorway are all standard of the fashion. Pilasters on the facade corners stability the gable pediment.

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