28523 East River Road

The Edward Ford House

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The Edward Ford House:


At one time, sitting far back from a formal entrance off the East River Road, this manor house occupied the estate called Graystone  built in 1927 for Mrs. Edward Ford.

The house is of Tudor or Jacobethan Revival style and was designed by Toledo architects Mills, Rhines, Bellman & Nordhoff. 

The style was popular in this country from the late 1800s through the 1930s.

It emphasizes gabled roofs, elaborate chimneys, and the familiar half- timbering, which mimics medieval in-filled timber framing.


28523 East River Road

The Tudor entrance is set within a gabled projection with a bowed bay window, and on the right side at ground level are narrow stone-mullioned leaded glass windows. 

Like others along this part of the East RIver Road, the rear of this house offered an excellent view of the river. 

Carrie Ross Ford, a Zanesville, Ohio, native for whom the city of Rossford was named,  was the widow of Edward Ford, founder of what became Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company (later Pilkington Glass Company and then Nippon Sheet Glass, Inc.).

The home was demolished in 2008.

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