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Sandusky in Erie County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

G.A. Boeckling Building

 
 
G.A. Boeckling Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, October 22, 2015
1. G.A. Boeckling Building Marker
Inscription.  This building served as Cedar Point's winter offices from 1928 and after for Mr. Boeckling, the entrepreneur who first developed the resort into an amusement park. Because the Bay freezes in the winter, this site offered a convenient location to conduct the Park's business in the off season.

This structure is a fine example of amusement park architecture. The Spanish motif and the aquatic symbols carved in the window keystones are interesting embellishments to the exterior.

Sanduskians fondly remember the "G.A. Boeckling," which ferried thousands of park vistors who had arrived at the foot of Columbus Avenue by train or automobile.
 
Erected by Sandusky Main Street Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
 
Location. 41° 27.461′ N, 82° 42.79′ W. Marker is in Sandusky, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker is on W. Shoreline Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 W Shoreline Drive, Sandusky OH 44870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Underground Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson’s Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Hubbard Building (within shouting distance of this marker); State Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hinde & Dauch Paper Company / The Paper District (about 400 feet away); Donahue Hardware (about 500 feet away); Jay Cooke (about 600 feet away); The Beecher House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandusky.
 
G.A. Boeckling Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, October 22, 2015
2. G.A. Boeckling Building Marker
G.A. Boeckling Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, October 22, 2015
3. G.A. Boeckling Building Marker
G.A. Boeckling Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, October 22, 2015
4. G.A. Boeckling Building Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 26, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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