P.O. Box 333 Tiffin, OH 44883 |  (419) 447-4789  |  tiffinfistoric@att.net
"Preserving Tiffin's Architectural Heritage"


“Our mission is to promote preservation in Tiffin by meetings, publications, tours and educational initiatives in the community and to develop a plan for restoration of our local architectural landmarks.

Special Funds:

Annual Memberships:

The Tiffin Historic Trust, Inc.'s headquarters are located in the Grammes- Brown House, located on 172 Jefferson Street, Tiffin, OH 44883. The elegant, nine-room Second Empire home was erected in 1884 by a local confectioner and baker, Peter Grammes. Fire woodwork, antiques, treasures and collections belonging to three generations fill the Victorian-Era house.

The property was donated to Tiffin Historic Trust, Inc. by the late Rosina Brown, granddaughter of the home's builder.
Tours include the Grammes Brown House and garden, and the attached Old Victorian Carriage House.

$3.00 per person             By Appointment ONLY

Please contact us at 419-447-4789 or at tiffinhistoric@att.net
Individual $10
Family $20
Sponsor $35
Patron $50
Business $75
Corporate $250
Tiffin Historic District Signs Fund       Carriage House Restoration Fund
Tiffin Historic Trust, Inc. welcomes you to become a member and donate to one of our funds:
Tiffin Historic Trust, Inc. is a non-profit 503(c)3 organization dedicated to the historical preservation and revitalization of the Tiffin region. Your donations are TAX DEDUCTABLE.
NOVEMBER 15, 2015  12:00PM - 4:00PM
East Tower Open House & Exhibition
The first floor of the East Tower has been partially restored and is available for its first public viewing. The Open House will also feature a special exhibition entitled, “Our Downtown: Past, Present, & Future.” Enlargements of over 80 photographs and artists’ renderings will highlight a 100- year span of time from the glory days of downtown Tiffin in the early 1900s, to the post war baby boomer period, to today & tomorrow.
NOVEMBER 18, 2015  12:00PM - 1:00PM 
Book Club/Hayes Presidential Center
Membership is free and open to all. The club’s goal is to focus on reading biographies of U.S. Presidents. Members are to meet every two weeks (over the lunch hour) for group discussion. All meetings begin at noon in the Hayes Museum. The club’s first book will be “His Excellency George Washington” by Joseph J. Ellis. For more information or questions, call Education Coordinator Dustin McLoughlin at 419-332-2081, ext. 230.
Tiffin Holiday House Tour
Sunday, December 13, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The 2015 Holiday House Tour, sponsored by the Tiffing Historic Trust, is a highlight of Victorian Weekend during Tiffin’s expanded Winterfest celebration.  Tour organizers Joan Martin and Nancy Cook have gathered an exciting selection of homes decorated for the holiday tour.  We  feature a variety of styles, such as the prominent English Tudor style, brick Victorian gingerbread and Eastlake styles, Queen Anne and Classical Revival homes.

The 2015 tour sites include:

  •140 South Washington Street – Empire Block Loft Apartments, Weston Reinbolt & Suzie Reineke
  •19 Coe Street -  Nevin & Katlyn Martin Duplex, Michael Pinkston
  •98 Sycamore Street – Rosenthal-Collar House, Doug & Casandra Collar
  •115 Sycamore Street – Ehrenfried-Lowry-Mastro House, Michael & Lori Mastro
  •170 Sycamore Street- Frost-Kalnow Family Residence
  •192 Cardinal Lane, St. Francis Villas #26 - Fr. Frank Murd & Romaine Murd
  •26 Clinton Avenue –Myers-Heidelberg-Bing House, Ed Goshe & John Bing

Tickets for the tour will be available in advance at Tiffin Ace Hardware, 1550 West Market Street (State Rt. 18) in Tiffin.  Visitors can purchase a ticket on the afternoon of the tour at the Grammes-Brown House, 172 Jefferson St., Tiffin. The map showing the tour sites is included with the ticket.  The donation is $10 per person.  For further information phone:  Nancy at 419-447-0665 or Joan at 419-618-0698.