Trolley Tour of Historic Eagle Point Colony
Sunday June 11, 2023 - Trolley Tours
Eagle Point Colony Trolley Drive-By Tours of Historical Homes
1pm to 4pm
Registration - $20 per person
Tours are sponsored by
Smith Bonds and Surety, Rossford, Ohio.
Enjoy a trolley tour through Rossford’s Eagle Point Colony, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and featuring expansive architect-designed homes in the Renaissance, Georgian, Dutch Colonial, Tudor, English Cottage, French Eclectic, and Mediterranean Revival styles. As you enter its iconic stone gates, narrators will share histories of the homes and their many prominent owners, including families such as the Rheinfranks, Bocks, Lamsons, France, Walbridge, and Hokes. The homes, many located on the Maumee River, featured unique elements like nine to twelve-foot ceilings, fur and silver faults, butler pantries, carriage houses, servant quarters, and greenhouses.
Pickup and drop off at Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Highway Rossford. Tours of the Library Murals will take place at 1:45 and 2:45 PM. Plan to arrive early or stay late to take advantage of this additional free tour of Rossford history. Trolley tours will depart from the Rossford Library and proceed to Eagle Point Colony. The trolley will drive through Eagle Point Colony and stop in front of 15-20 homes with narrators sharing historical information about each home. The trolley will stop in front of homes and then return to the Rossford Public Library when the tour is completed (about 45 minutes).
Tour times are Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 PM. Maximum of 25 riders per tour. Register and pay HERE to secure your spot.
Fun Facts About Rossford
The Army Corp of Engineers built the Rossford Marina at the Maumee River in the 1950s.
Rossford became a village in 1940 and a city in 1971.
Rossford’s founder, Edward Ford, was responsible for many of the city’s “firsts.” He built:
Edward Ford Plate Glass Co. (1898).Later became Libbey-Owens-Ford Plate Glass Co., then Pilkington Glass, and currently is NSG.
Walnut Street School (1915). The school originally had just four rooms.
Rossford Savings Bank (1918). Account # 1 was George Ross Ford, Jr.
The Ford Club (1914). A recreation center that included bowling alleys for LOF employees.