Put-in-Bay in Ottawa County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Doller House
Jose De Rivera St. Jurgo
Valentine Doller, Postmaster, Mayor and
island entrepreneur, built this Victorian,
Italianate home for his wife and six
Wood Section 1867 • Brick Section 1885
Lake Erie Islands Historical Society
Erected by Lake Erie Islands Historical Society.
Location. 41° 39.205′ N, 82° 49.253′ W. Marker is in Put-in-Bay, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Marker is on Bayview Avenue (Ohio Route 357) 0.1 miles west of Catawba Avenue (County Route 215), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located near the sidewalk, on the south side of the road, overlooking the Doller House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 392 Bayview Avenue, Put in Bay OH 43456, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Within This Enclosure (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oelschlager's Dry Goods Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph De Rivera St. Jurgo, 1813-1889 Amareta Mosher Anchor (approx. ¼ mile away); First Ship-To-Shore Radio Broadcast (approx. ¼ mile away); Jay Cooke Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gibraltar Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gibraltar Island (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Put-in-Bay.
More about this marker. This is a large, painted metal "billboard-style" marker, mounted at waist-level in a heavy wooden frame.
Regarding The Doller House. The Doller House is currently occupied by a restaurant and winery.
Also see . . . The Doller House. The yellow and gray brick and wood house was built in two sections -- one half is wooden, and the other probably was red brick until it was painted. The brick section was added in 1883. A tower is located at a front corner of the structure, which classifies the building as Italianate architecture. Valentine Doller, a German immigrant, came to Put-in-Bay in 1859 at the request of the island's founder, Jose DeRivera. DeRivera had built roads and a school on the island, and he wanted Doller to open a general store. The store was located in the building that houses Mossbacks restaurant and the Fish Bowl bar. There, he also ran the island post office. Doller was enterprising, (Submitted on November 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Architecture • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.