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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Historic Lyme Village

Summer is getting ready to make it's exit soon and school is starting this week. Looking forward to Fall time and the cooler temperatures. Also looking forward to all the great festivals this Fall-Like the Backwoods Festival and the Prairie Peddler Festival!!!

We did get up to Norhtern Ohio and Lake Erie a couple weekends ago.  I love, love, love old historic places and we made a stop at Lyme Village in Bellevue Ohio before heading up to the lake. 
Thought I would share a few photos from our visit.
Love the old stuff!!!

Historic Lyme Village
Historic Lyme Village depicts life in the Firelands from the arrival of the first settlers, in the early 1800’s, to the early 1900’s. 
Located 4 miles east of Bellevue, Ohio. Historic Lyme Village is operated by the volunteers of the Historic Lyme Village Association.
Among the buildings in the village is the John Wright Mansion. This Second Empire Victorian Home was build between 1880 and 1882 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The John Seymour House, an 1836 Greek Revival House, was used as a stop on the Underground Railroad. The village is home to 14 other 19th Century buildings including log homes, barns, one room school, general store, town hall, and the Detterman Log Church.
The village is also home to the Schug Hardware Museum and the National Postmark Collectors Museum and Research Center.

Built in the 1860’s in Oxford Twp., Erie Co.  Used as a school until 1935.  Moved to the Village in 1991.

Spinning and weaving exhibits, demonstrations - Rev. Roy B. Leedy flax working equipment collection.  Moved to Village in 1979 from Seneca County.

A two story structure built about 1830 as a tavern with the family living quarters on the second floor.  Moved to the Village from west of Fremont in 1981.

Carpenter gothic board and batten barn with louvered windows.  Contains antique farm equipment exhibits.  Moved in 1983 from W. Main St., Bellevue.

Family Homestead for 112 yrs. (1836-1948) - Built in 1836, the home is one of the oldest remaining on Strongs Ridge (Rt. 113) - Moved in 1976 to prevent demolition, it was the first building in the Village.  

Some photos of the house-Love the old stuff

My kids in the kitchen :)

I love this rocking horse!

I love this coverlet too!!!

Second Empire style brick home built 1880-1882.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Homes.

I snapped a few photos in here too and it was beautiful and very Victorian inside but I have to admit I took more in the Seymour House because it was more primitive-the way I like it!

Loved the Quilts

Well I hope I did not bore you with all my pictures and I'll try not to do it again???  
No guarantees!!!

Blessings and Hope your Weekend is going Great! 


Dina said...

Hi Paula, I love visiting places like that it's so much fun!I love that rocking horse too!

Anonymous said...

HI! I didn't know you hd a blog!!! Love your pics, and you didn't bore me.

Paula-Pieces from the Past said...

Thanks Kim

Glad I didn't bore you!!!


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