Historic plaques for homes, buildings now available

Erik Russell of Frogtown Woodcraft, and Andi Erbskorn of Heritage Sylvania display the new plaques.

Erik Russell of Frogtown Woodcraft, Andi Erbskorn and Gayleen Gindy of Heritage Sylvania, and the Sylvania AdVantage are working in collaboration to offer plaques designating historic homes or buildings. The 11.5-inch by 7.1-inch plaque is a size considered the “Golden Ratio,” or the dimension most pleasing to the eye, according to Russell.

It is made of one-half inch thick weather-resistant Corian® and can be easily attached to a home or building. Plaques can be ordered in light or dark shades of grey, off-white, or tan. Customers may customize lettering colors. In addition, if the home was featured in Gayleen Gindy’s “Sylvania Then & Now” column, a copy of that home description and its history, as it appeared in Sylvania AdVantage, will be included.

“This is an ideal Christmas gift for a homeowner or a housewarming present for a new owner,” Erbskorn stated. “The plaques would also be a wonderful addition to downtown buildings, as well.”


“There are over 200 historic homes near downtown Sylvania along with many of the buildings on Main Street,” Gindy said.

The cost for the package, including hardware, is $98. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Heritage Sylvania. Christmas gift orders are due by Nov. 30 for a Dec. 19 delivery.

To order follow this link: https://heritagesylvania.org/historic-marker-order-form/

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