Lucas County and the City of Toledo have a number of structures listed on the register, but hundreds more have been nominated over the years and not been approved for the list. These nominations are a rich source for local history, as they contain detailed descriptions of buildings, some of them since demolished, as well as brief histories of their origins, builders, and prominent occupants.

In the following pages are over 100 nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register Program is described well by the National Park Service's own website.

This archive can be accessed in a number of ways. By address, by the date the building was constructed, by the architect (if known), or by a list of structures since demolished.

Introduction to the National Register of Historic Homes

national register plaqueThe National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources. Properties listed on the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Included among the more than 70,000 listings that make up the National Register are: all historic areas in the National Parks System; over 2,200 National Historic Landmarks, which have been designated by the Secretary of the Interior because of their importance to all Americans; properties across the country that have been nominated by governments, organizations, and individuals because they are significant to the nation, to a state, or to a community.

National Register properties are distinguished by having been documented and evaluated according to uniform standards. These criteria recognize the accomplishments of all peoples who have contributed to the history and heritage of the United States and are designed to help state and local governments, Federal agencies, and others identify important historic and archeological properties worthy of preservation and of consideration in planning and development decisions.

Listing in the National Register contributes to preserving historic properties in a number of ways:

  • Recognition that a property is of significance to the Nation, the State, or the community.
  • Consideration in the planning for Federal or federally assisted projects.
  • Eligibility for Federal tax benefits.
  • Qualification for Federal assistance for historic preservation, when funds are available.

(National Registry of Historic Homes)

Listing by Architect

Keeley:

Superior and Cherry

 desales

1869

St. Francis de Sales' Church

Architecture (Keeley)

E.O. Fallis:

2035 Collingwood Blvd.

NO IMAGE

AVAILABLE

1887

Reynolds-Secor House

Architecture (Fallis) - Commerce

402-412 Adams

 402adams

1892

Valentine Building (Willard Motor Hotel)

Architecture (Fallis) - Commerce - Theater

Madison Ave. at 13th St.

(current structure)

 13 madison

1897

St. Paul's United Methodist Episcopal Church

Architecture (Fallis) (Demolished)

518 Jefferson Ave.

 518jefferson

1903

Manhattan Building

Architecture (Fallis) (Demolished)

1855 Collingwood Blvd.

 

NO IMAGE

AVAILABLE

1905

Rudolph A. Bartley House

Architecture (Fallis) - Commerce

237 South Erie St.

 237erie

1908

Toledo City Market

Architecture (Fallis) - Commerce (Demolished)

Charles Gardner:

504 Madison Ave.

 504madison

1893

Gardner Building

Architecture (Gardner)

Charles F. Huber:

514-526 Madison Ave.

 514madison

1896

Spitzer Building

Architecture (Huber) - Commerce

Madison Ave. and Huron St.

 madison huron

1906

Nicholas Building

Architecture (Bacon & Huber) - Commerce

C.A. Langdon:

2465 Cherry St.

 plymouthcong

1894

Plymouth Congregational Church

Architecture (Langdon) - Religion (demolished)

Cherry and Moore Streets

  firstucc

1915

First United Church of Christ (First Reformed Church)

Architecture (Langdon/Mohly) - Religion (demolished)

George S. Mills & Harry Wachter:

2274 Glenwood Ave.

  2274glenwood

1896

J. J. Freeman House

Architecture (Mills and Wachter)

2205 Collingwood Blvd.

 

NO IMAGE

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1901

Edward Ford House

Architecture (Mills) - Industry

413-423 Jefferson Ave.

  413jefferson

1908

Secor Hotel

Architecture (Mills)

2445 Monroe St.

  2445monroe

1912

Toledo Museum of Art

Architecture (Wachter) - Art - Education

14th and Madison Ave.

  toledoclub

1915

Toledo Club

Architecture (Mills) - Social

2049 Scottwood Ave.

  2049scottwood

1916

Dunn-Blair House

Architecture (Mills) -Landscape (Olmsted Bros.)

Joseph Norehouse:

2413 Collingwood Blvd.

  2413collingwood

1872

Christian Gerber House (Mary Manse College)

Architecture (Norehouse)

William R. Perry:

2561 Collingwood Ave.

 

NO IMAGE

AVAILABLE

1931

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Cathedral

Architecture - (William R. Perry) Religion

Isaiah Rogers:

27 Broadway St.

 oliver 

1859

The Oliver House

Architecture (Isaiah Rogers) - Commerce - Engineering

David L. Stine:

Adams and Erie Sts.

  adams erie

1891

Lucas County Courthouse

Architecture (Stine)

2001 Ashland Ave.

  2001ashland

1895

Ashland Ave. Baptist Church

Architecture (Stine)

810-814 Jackson St.

 

NO IMAGE

AVAILABLE

1896

City Jail and Sheriff's Residence

Architecture (Stine) (Jail Demolished)

2400 Collingwood Blvd.

  2400collingwood

1912

Jesup W. Scott High School

Architecture (Stine) - Education

Listing By Demolition Date

(What are at these locations today? Copy and Paste the address into Google Maps for the answer)

922 Ontario St.   922ontario

1850

Henry E. Pratt House

Architecture (Demolished)

11 12th St.

  11 12th2

1865

 [unidentified original building]

Architecture (Demolished)

220 Columbia St.

  220columbia

1866

Henry Philipps House

Architecture (Demolished)

Foot of Madison Ave.

  madison foot

1868

Old No. 11 Fire House

Architecture (Demolished)

120-124 St. Clair

  120stclair

1874

The Western Shoe Co.

Architecture - Commerce (Demolished)

2052-2054 N. 13th St.

  2052 13th

1878

John Henry House

Architecture (Demolished)

109 Prescott

  109prescott

1881

Spencer Carr House

Architecture - (Demolished)

2012 Vermont

  2012vermont

1887

Isaac Smead House

Architecture (Demolished)

902 Jefferson

  902jefferson

1891

Earle Hotel

Architecture - Commerce (Demolished)

206 Michigan

  206michigan

1892

Meredith Bldg. (Central Chandelier Co.)

Architecture - Commerce (Demolished)

Jefferson and St. Clair

  jefferson stclair

1892

Coghlin Building

Architecture - Commerce (Demolished)

2237 Collingwood Blvd.

  2237collingwood

1893

William J. Walding House

Architecture (Demolished)

2465 Cherry St.

  plymouthcong

1894

Plymouth Congregational Church

Architecture - Religion (Demolished)

810-814 Jackson St.

 

NO IMAGE

AVAILABLE

1896

City Jail and Sheriff's Residence

Architecture (Stine) (Jail Demolished)

402 Monroe St.

  402monroe

1896

Wheeler Block

Architecture - Commerce (Demolished)

Madison Ave. at 13th St.

(current structure)

  13 madison

1897

St. Paul's United Methodist Church

Architecture (Fallis) (Demolished)

518 Jefferson Ave.

  518jefferson

1903

Manhattan Building

Architecture (Fallis) (Demolished)

12-14 15th St.

  12fifteenth

1903

Macomber Apartments

Architecture (Demolished)

702-712 Madison Ave.

  702madison

1905

Colton Building

Architecture (Demolished)

237 South Erie St.

  237erie

1908

Toledo City Market

Architecture (Fallis) - Commerce (Demolished)

1930-1932 Linwood St.

  1930linwood

1908

Lynnwood Apartments

Architecture (Demolished)

604 Jackson St.

  604jackson

1912

Toledo News-Bee Building

Culture (Demolished)

The original photographs and nomination papers were produced by the Landmarks Committee of the Lucas County - Maumee Valley Historical Society and are on deposit at the Local History Room of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

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