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Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lucas County Children's Home

 

—Ohio Historical Marker —

 
Lucas County Children's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 18, 2016
1. Lucas County Children's Home Marker
Inscription.
For nearly a century, this 98-acre site was occupied by an orphanage that, over the years, cared for several thousand destitute children. Founded in nearby Toledo in 1867 as the Protestant Orphan's Home, the orphanage became the Lucas County Children's Home shortly after it was relocated to this former farmland in 1887. It was renamed the Miami Children's Center in 1960 before closing permanently in 1986. The main campus, across the River Road, was sold for residential use. The playground, on this side of the road, originally connected to the main campus by a tunnel, was given to the Maumee school system in 2004 as the site for the current Ft. Miami Elementary School. On these grounds, the laughter of a new generation of children at play is being heard once more....a fitting tribute to the disadvantaged boys and girls who formerly lived here.
 
Erected 2008 by Lucas County/Maumee Valley Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 52-48.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 34.682′ N, 83° 37.1′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on River Road north
Lucas County Children's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 18, 2016
2. Lucas County Children's Home Marker
View of the marker, looking west, with the school in the background.
of Carew Lane, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located in the center of a small traffic island, in the middle if a student drop-off circle, at the Fort Miami Elementary School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2501 River Rd, Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. to Hull's Crossing / to River Raisin (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); The Great Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Indian Wars (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Miamis (approx. 0.6 miles away); 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Miamis (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); British Betray Indian Allies (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Maumee.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducation
 
Lucas County Children's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 18, 2016
3. Lucas County Children's Home Marker
A more distant view of the marker situated on a traffic island, looking west, with the school in the background.
Lucas County Children's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 18, 2016
4. Lucas County Children's Home Marker
View of the marker, looking east, with a view of what use to be the main grounds of the Miami Children Center just across the street in the background.
Lucas County Children's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 18, 2016
5. Lucas County Children's Home Marker
View of the marker, looking southeast, situated in the center of a traffic island, in the middle of the school's student drop-off, drive through.
Lucas County Children's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 18, 2016
6. Lucas County Children's Home Marker
View of the marker in the foreground, with the school in the background, along with a view of the students enjoying an outdoor education activity, courtesy of the Maumee Fire Department.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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