HERITAGE WALKING TOURS

Want to take a tour?  Start here!

FLOOD POLES

Have you seen the magnitude of the 1913 Flood? 100 years later, it remains Ohio’s most destructive national disaster.

TRIANGLE PARK

Triangle Park is currently owned by the Defiance City Schools, but maintained through the joint efforts of our volunteers and the City of Defiance.

MONTHLY MEETINGS & EVENTS

Check our our Calendar of Events!

About Historic Homes of Defiance

Preserving Defiance History Since 1999

Since 1999, Historic Homes of Defiance has worked to inventory the historic homes found in Defiance County and the commercial structures of Defiance City’s Original Plat.  We have worked to place the entire downtown of Defiance on the National Register of Historic Places.  Our “Save Our School” Committee worked diligently to bring attention to the historic Defiance High School when it was faced with demolition in2018.  Volunteers placed the school on the National Register of Historic Places.  We maintain an office currently in the old Legion Building on Clinton Street where we store our research and hold board meetings. 

– In Progress!  Historic Nomination for Library/Original Plat Neighborhood

– Town Clock and Triangle Park Beautification

– Home & Garden Tours / Local Land Mark Searches
– Historic Home’s Calendar Project
– Heritage Walking Tour Brochure
– Guest Speakers & Field Trips
– Home & Building History Research
Home Tours consist of a half hour or less business meeting, a history of the home or building we are meeting at and a tour of the property at the owner’s direction.  Anyone is welcome at the Board Meetings where we focus on the business of the group.  

    Upcoming Events

    • Fri
      08
      May
      2020
      8:00 amDefiance Courthouse

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    • Fri
      15
      May
      2020
      8:00 amDefiance Courthouse

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    • Sun
      26
      Jul
      2020
      8:00 amDefiance Courthouse

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    • Tue
      15
      Sep
      2020
      8:00 amDefiance Courthouse

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    • Tue
      03
      Nov
      2020
      7:00 pm648 Clinton St. Old Legion Building

      Due to COVID we will have this meeting at our office.  If the weather is good, bring a lawn chair and we will meet outside for best COVID practices.  If not, we will meet inside and social distance.  The main goal of this meeting is to present a slate of officers for December voting.

    • Tue
      05
      Jan
      2021
      7:00 pm648 Clinton St. Old Legion Building

      Everyone is welcome at the Board Meetings

    • Tue
      06
      Apr
      2021
      7:00 pm648 Clinton St. Old Legion Building

      All are welcome at Board Meetings

    • Tue
      04
      May
      2021
    • Tue
      01
      Jun
      2021
    • Tue
      06
      Jul
      2021
      7:00 pm648 Clinton St. Old Legion Building OR Triangle Park

      We usually have this board meeting at Triangle Park if the weather cooperates.  Please bring a lawn chair and a beverage.  All are welcome at the board meetings.

    • Tue
      03
      Aug
      2021
    • Tue
      07
      Sep
      2021
    • Tue
      05
      Oct
      2021
      7:00 pm648 Clinton St. Old Legion Building

    Officers

    President

    Cam Williams

    Vice President

    Linda O’Donnell

    Treasure

    Diana Bauer

    Secretary

    Anne Chase

    At-Large Board Members

    Trish Sanford-Speiser – Past President
    Ryan Soukup
    Jan Carrol – Media Liaison

    Committees

    Triangle Park/Clock Tower

    Gene Smith & Ralph Hahn

    Historic District/Flood Poles

    Cam Williams & Trish Speiser

    Walking Tour Project

    Ginny Sterling

    Please fill out our membership form if you would like to become a member of Historic Homes of Defiance.