Village Construction will make your Sheffield home valuable and more comfortable.
Trim, Custom cabinets, and Millwork
Village Construction Remodeling Contractor Service - Our expert craftsmen provide these services near Sheffield OH:
Bathroom Rebuild / Remodeling
Room additions and repair
All phases of Kitchen remodeling
Whole house remodeling
Decks, Hot Tubs and Enclosures
We handle all the paperwork and permit - check our Building Permit Library for Sheffield Heights Permits.
Soon after the War of 1812, hearty pioneers from New England began to recognize the natural attributes of northern Ohio. In January 1815, Captain Jabez Burrell and Captain John Day of Sheffield, Massachusetts purchased a large tract of land designated as Township 7 of Range 17 in the Connecticut Western Reserve. They formed a partnership with several other Massachusetts families and later that year and the following spring settlers began to arrive in the valley of the Black River at the mouth of French Creek where they founded a community they called Sheffield in honor of their former home. Living up to a provision in the purchase agreement, in 1817 Captains Burrell and Day erected the township’s first saw and grist mills along Black River about one-half-mile upstream from the mouth of French Creek. The settlers also built a schoolhouse and a Congregational Church. When Lorain CountyCongregation Church was formed in 1824, the population of Sheffield included 44 adult males and their families. The first action of the new County Commissioners was to officially establish the Sheffield as a Township and formally adopt the name Sheffield.
In 1836, Oberlin College established the Sheffield Manual Labor Institute on the Burrell Homestead in Sheffield, where for the first time in the nation. Women and African-American students were permitted to attend college classes alongside white male students. Then, another major wave of settlers came to Sheffield in the 1840s and 1850s when immigrants from Bavaria, Germany arrived and eventually built St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. Prior to the Civil War several Sheffield residents, such as Robbins Burrell and Milton Garfield, were active abolitionists and operated stations on the Underground Railroad. Captain Aaron Root, a Great Lakes shipmaster from Sheffield, secretly carried runaway slaves aboard his vessels to freedom in Canada. During the Civil War many of Sheffield’s sons served in Union Army and Navy—23 of them are buried in the Village’s Garfield Cemetery on North Ridge.