In 2002, the Bellevue Historical Society purchased The Tremont House at 101 E. Main Street (formerly Leanard's Pharmacy).  Since then, much work as been done to stabilize and reinforce the building. Much of this work as not been visible to passerby, but the work was necessary.  Eventually, The Tremont House will house the Society's sollection of Bellevue artifacts and memorabilia and be opened as a museum.  During the constraction process, most of these items have been placed in storage.

At last, the Society is proceeding with a big phase of the renovation - the restoration of the facade to it's orginal 1846 appearance.  The second and thrid floor porches will be restored, all windows will be replaced with 6-over-6 paned windows like the originals and, most difficult and eye opening of all, the first floor facade will be restored to it's original configuration.  Permier Construction of Norwalk has been contracted for this work and architect John Feick of Sandusky is doing the drawings needed for necessary approvals.


Bellevue Historical Society's Limited Edition Cat Meow

Bellevue Central High School

This building was used as the Central (Bellevue) High School from 1928 to 1963.  It has been used as the Bellevue Middle School from 1963 to 2012 and was demolished in 2013.
For those in the Bellevue area, books may be purchased at:  Hunters Needs, 1831 W Main St  (Route 20 West) Bellevue, OH 44811   419-483-5789

COST:  $17.00 plus tax

Also available to order online and have shipped.



Bellevue Historical Society's Limited Edition Cat Meow
Historical Landmark, Tremont House

Built in 1846 and opened by Loel and Samuel B. Chandler to serve stagecoach traffic on the Maumee Pike (U.S. Route 20).  Briefly a hotel, this landmark has housed grocery and hardware stores, pharmacy and cigar factor.  The third floor ballroom hosted many events as well.  The buildings west side is on the western boundary of the Firelands region of the Connecticut Western Reserve.   Also, this is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
For those in the Bellevue area, books may be purchased at:  Hunters Needs, 1831 W Main St  (Route 20 West) Bellevue, OH 44811   419-483-5789

COST: $20.00

Also available to order online and have shipped.


These Cat Meow Collectibles may also be purchased at these local Bellevue stores:

Hunters Needs, 1831 W Main St, Bellevue, OH 44811


If you have any questions, please call 419-483-5789 or email us.



Annual Tremont House Fundraiser Chicken Dinner
The restoration process of our grand 1846 lady, The Tremont House has continued, however we still need to keep the funding coming in to help reach our goals. 
The Bellevue Historical Society group it hosting the mouthwatering, lip smackin' 1/2 Chicken Dinner with Baked Potato, Green Beans, Roll and Butter.  Utensils, napkin, salt & pepper, butter and sour cream are included.

Pick up on Sunday, June 12th from 11am - 1pm or until we run out
Please read the flyer below for all the details and we hope you all take the opportunity on Sunday to stay out of the kitchen, stop by to pick up your dinner and perhaps go on a picnic.

  • All Pre-Paid Orders will be automatically entered into our Raffle Basket drawing.   
  • All Pre-Paid Orders must be submitted by June 9th.

Community Scrap Drive

Hosted by Bellevue Metal and Recycling to benefit the Bellevue Historical Society.  This will help with the continued Tremont House restoration project!
PLEASE NO paper, cardboard, or glass, televisions or computer monitors, tires, wood or plastic (unless it's part of a mostly-metal household appliance)

Bring your....

  • Pop cans - Food cans
  • Appliances - Lawnmowers
  • Miscellaneous metal objects including appliances and lawnmowers
  • Electronics but NOT televisions
  • Computers but NOT monitors
  • Old cell phones
  • Unwanted cars (be sure to bring the title)
  • Copper, brass, electric wire, lead