Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sheffield in Winter

One of the nice things about living in Sheffield Lake is that you have to take a lot of country roads to get where you want to go. If you go through Sheffield, that often takes you by some historical buildings. Above is the well-known Burrell homestead, and the bare trees gave me an unusual view of it from E. River that I couldn't resist capturing with my camera on the way to the grocery store on Sunday.

That reminds me that the play Sisters Forever: The Burrell Family Letters – written by Kelly Boyer Sagert – continues at the French Creek Nature and Art Center January 10 - 26. (Click here to read all about the play on the Morning Journal's website, and this link will take to the play's page on the Metroparks website.)

I also ended up out on Route 254, and grabbed this wintery shot of the old Sheffield Village Hall (below).

According to the Arcadia Publishing book Sheffield Village by historian Dr. Charles E. Herdendorf, the building was built in 1883 and served as the North Ridge District No. 2 Schoolhouse until it was sold to the Village of Sheffield in December 1934. It became the Sheffield Village Hall in 1935 and served that purpose for the next 65 years.
To learn more about Sheffield Village history, consider joining the Sheffield Village Historical Society. Here is the link to its page on the SheffieldVillage.com website. There's also a great historical photo gallery.

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