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. Click or tap the photographs or their names for larger names.  The [Present-Day View] link next to each property opens the Google Street View to show how that property looks like or what's in its place today. You can interact with the Google Street View and visually look around each spot.

There have been 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.

The nominated properties are arranged alphabtically by the architect's last name, followed by the list of demolished properties arranged by their name.  The new slide show presents these structures.

Acknowledgments & Thanks: The photos were researched, scanned, and shared with Toledo's Attic by Laura Voelz at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

 

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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

Edward Oscar (E. O.) Fallis

Reynolds-Secor House

Reynolds-Secor House

Year Built: 1887

Location: 2035 Collingwood Boulevard [Present-Day View]

Type: Commercial

 

 

 

 

Valentine Building (Willard Motor Hotel)

Valentine Building

Year Built: 1892

Location: 402-412 Adams Street [Present-Day View]

Type: Commercial

 

 

 

 

St. Paul's United Methodist Episcopal Church (demolished)

St. Paul's United Methodist Episcopal Church

Year Built: 1897

Location: Madison Ave. at 13th Street [Present-Day View]

Type: Commercial

 

 

 

 

Manhattan Building (demolished)

Manhattan Building

Year Built: 1903

Location: 518 Jefferson Avenue. [Present-Day View]

Type: Commercial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rudolph A. Bartley House

Rudolph A. Bartley House

Year Built: 1905

Location: 1855 Collingwood Boulevard. [Present-Day View]

Type: Commercial

 

 

 

Toledo City Market (demolished)

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 Year Built: 1908

Location: 237 South Erie Street [Present-Day View]

Type: Commercial

 

 

 

 

Charles Gardner

Gardner Building

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Year Built: 1893

Location: 504 Madison Avenue. [Present-Day View]

Type: Commercial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles F. Huber

Spitzer Building

Spitzer Building

Year Built: 1896

Location: 514-526 Madison Avenue. [Present-Day View]

Type: Commercial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicholas Building

National Bank, Nicholas Building

Year Built: 1905

Location: 608 Madison Avenue (at Huron Street) [Present-Day View]

Type: Commercial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Charles Keely (August 9, 1816 - August 11, 1896)

St. Francis de Sales' Church

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Year Built: 1869

Location: Superior and Cherry Streets [Present-Day View]

Type: Religious

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 C. A. Langdon

Plymouth Congregational Church (demolished)

Plymouth Congregational Church

Year built: 1894

Location: 2465 Cherry Street [Present-Day View]

Type: Religious

 

 

 

 

First United Church of Christ (First Reformed Church)

First United Church of Christ (First Reformed Church)

Year built: 1915

Location: Cherry and Moore Streets [Present-Day View]

Type: Religious

 

 

 

 

George S. Mills & Harry Wachter:

J. J. Freeman House

J. J. Freeman House

Year built: 1896

Location: 2274 Glenwood Avenue [Present-Day View]

Type: Residential

 

 

 

Edward Ford House

Edward Ford House

Year built: 1901

Location: 2205 Collingwood Boulevard [Present-Day View]

Type: Residential

 

 

 

 

Secor Hotel

Secor Hotel

Year built: 1908

Location: 413-423 Jefferson Avenue [Present-Day View]

Type: Commercial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toledo Museum of Art

Toledo Museum of Art

Year built: 1912

Location: 2445 Monroe Street [Present-Day View]

Type: Art & Education

 

 

 

 

Toledo Club

Toledo Club

Year built: 1915

Location: 14th Street and Madison Avenue [Present-Day View]

Type: Social

 

 

 

 

Dunn-Blair House

Dunn-Blair House

Year built: 1916

Location: 2049 Scottwood Avenue [Present-Day View]

Type: Residential

 

 

 

 

Joseph Norehouse

Christian Gerber House (Mary Manse College), present-day Collingwood Art Center

Christian Gerber House (Mary Manse College), present-day Collingwood Arts Center

Year built: 1872

Location: 2413 Collingwood Boulevard [Present-Day View]

Type: Residential, present use: Arts-Education

 

 

 

 

William R. Perry

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Cathedral

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Cathedral

Year built: 1931

Location: 2561 Collingwood Boulevard [Present-Day View]

Type: Religious

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isaiah Rogers

The Oliver House

The Oliver House

Year built: 1859

Location: 27 Broadway Street [Present-Day View]

Type: Commercial

 

 

 

 

David L. Stine

Lucas County Courthouse

Lucas County Courthouse

Year built: 1891

Location: Adams and Erie Streets [Present-Day View]

Type: Government

 

 

 

Ashland Avenue Baptist Church

Ashland Ave. Baptist Church

Year built: 1895

Location: 2001 Ashland Avenue [Present-Day View]

Type: Religious

 

 

 

City Jail and Sheriff's Residence

City Jail and Sheriff's Residence

Year built: 1896

Location: 810-814 Jackson Street [Present-Day View]

Type: Government

 

 

 

 

Jesup W. Scott High School

Jesup W. Scott High School

Year built: 1912

Location: 2400 Collingwood Boulevard [Present-Day View]

Type: Education

 

 

 

 


Listing of Demolished Properties

Spencer Carr House

Spencer Carr House

Year built: 1881

Location: 109 Prescott Avenue [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

City Jail behind Sheriff's Residence

The City Jail behind the Sheriff's Residence

 

Year Built: 1896

Location: 800 Jackson Street (now 1622 Spielbusch Avenue) [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

Coghlin Building

Coughlin Building

Year built: 1892

Location: Jefferson Avenue and St. Clair Streets [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

 

Colton Building

Colton Building

Year built: 1905

Location: 702-712 Madison Avenue [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

 

Earle Hotel (previous names were Monticello Hotel, later Milner Hotel)

Earle Hotel

Year built: 1891

Location:  902 Jefferson Street [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old No. 11 Fire House

Old No. 11 Fire House

Year built: 1868

Location: Foot of Madison Street, at Water Street (now Promendate Park) [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

 

John Henry House

John Henry House

Year built: 1878

Location: 2052-2054 N. 13th Street [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynnwood Apartments

Lynwood Apartments

Year built: 1908

Location: 1930-1932 Linwood Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

Macomber Apartments

Macomber Apartments

Year built: 1903

Location: 12-14 15th Street [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manhattan Building (demolished)

Manhattan Building

Year built: 1903

Location: 518 Jefferson Avenue. [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meredith Bldg. (Central Chandelier Co.)

Meredith Bldg. (Central Chandelier Co.)

Year built: 1892

Location:  206 North Michigan Street [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Philipps House

Henry Philipps House

Year built: 1866

Location: 220 Columbia Street  [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

 

Plymouth Congregational Church

Plymouth Congregational Church

Year built: 1894

Location: 2465 Cherry Street [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

 Henry E. Pratt House

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Year built: 1850

Location: 922 North Ontario Street [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

Isaac Smead House

Isaac Smead House

Year built: 1887

Location: 2012 Vermont Avenue [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

 

Toledo City Market

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Year built: 1908

Location: 237 South Erie Street [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

 

Toledo News-Bee Building

Toledo News-Bee Building

Year built: 1912

Location: 604 Jackson Street [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

 

Unidentified building

Unidentified Building

Year built: 1865

Location: 11 12th Street [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

 

William J. Walding House

William J. Walding HouseYear built: 1893

Location: 2237 Collingwood Boulevard [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

 

The Western Shoe Co.

The Western Shoe Co.Year built: 1874

Location: 120-124 St. Clair Street [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wheeler Block

Wheeler Block

Year built: 1896

Location: 402 Monroe Street [Present-Day View]

 

 

 

 

 


Credits: 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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