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Restoration of the Tremont House is an ambitious undertaking.  There are three phases in the restoration of this historic landmark.  Phase I involves restoring the front façade to its original 1846 appearance.  New pillars will be placed at street level.  New 6-over-6 small-paned windows will be built and installed to replicate the originals.  Contractor Mark Smith of Premier Construction in Norwalk is leading the restoration work by shoring the building up and leveling the upper floors with heavy duty jacks.  The $100,000 funding in this challenge grant is a great start to the capital campaign to raise the $380,000 needed for Phase I.   John Feick, Sandusky, is working on the Architectural drawings to submit for building permits.
The Bellevue Historical Society's goal is to provide display space showcasing the collections that bring the history of Bellevue to life, and re-create the ambiance of the grand ballroom to host community events.  The Tremont House is an Anchor of Historic downtown Bellevue, and will fulfill that mission again, with your help.    See here how to Donate or Become a Member.

Communities Foundation Grant $66K to Community Organizations
The Sandusky County Communities Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Community Grant Awards.  Since 2009 the Foundation has awarded grants totaling $517,022 to community organizations that benefit the residents of Sandusky County.   Ten community organizations were recently awarded a total of $66,621.  The recipients include The Bellevue Historical Society, Bishop Hoffman Catholic Schools, City of Clyde- Recreation Department, Fremont Community Theatre, KIC Start/Village House, Rider’s Unlimited, Sandco Industries, Sandusky County Agricultural Society, Sandusky County Food Pantry, and Sandusky Township Fire and EMS Department. 

Additionally, the Foundation awarded $20,500 in scholarships this year.  “Nearly forty organizations attended our grants pre-meeting this year, and we were once again very pleased by the quality of grant applications,” explains Foundation Board Chair, Tom Bowlus. “These grant awards span the entire county and benefit a diverse group of county residents,” continues Bowlus.  For information about creating a new fund within the Foundation or to donate to an existing fund, contact Cate Knipp, Executive Director, at 419-332-1591 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit