The Findlay City Planning Commission has given the green light to convert a historic home into a bed and breakfast.
A Minnesota man moves to Findlay and plans to convert Charles Bigelow’s home at 2816 North Main Street into a B&B.
The Planning Commission approved the proposal at its most recent meeting.
Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn is a fan of the B&B idea.
“Individuals could stay a few days at a time and enjoy being in the community and also in a beautiful historic home.”
The mayor says she supports the project because a B&B would make good use of the property and there would be no disturbance to neighbors as it is a large property.
She says there were other people in the community who were interested in opening a B&B but those qualities just didn’t quite fit, but she believes this location will do well.
Charles Bigelow’s home at 2816 North Main Street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so the mayor says its existing architecture must not be altered too much since it will become a bed and breakfast.
According to Realtor.com, the home, which was built during the gas boom, still has many of its original furnishings.
There are 7 fireplaces, most are out of order but the exterior beauty and craftsmanship remain.