“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Lakeside in Ottawa County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)


“The Chautauqua on Lake Erie”

Lakeside Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 8, 2019
1. Lakeside Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1873, Lakeside is a pioneer of the American Chautauqua Movement, one of the greatest revival movements in United States history which flourished in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Founded by the Methodist Church, Lakeside is one of the few existing Chautauqua communities that remain and thrive today. Each summer, the late-Victorian community provides spiritual, cultural, intellectual, and recreational programs designed to nurture the mind, body, and spirit. It drawn visitors from across the country and around the world for its Chautauqua program. Lakeside is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 2008 by The Lakeside Association, Lakeside Heritage Society, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 15-62.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 32.757′ N, 82° 45.044′ W. Marker is in Lakeside, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Marker is on Maple Avenue
Lakeside Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 8, 2019
2. Lakeside Marker
0.1 miles from West 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north. It is at the beach end of Maple Avenue, to the left of the beach pavilion, just past Hotel Lakeside. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lakeside Marblehead OH 43440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Fire of October 20, 1929 / The Lakeside Volunteer Fire Protective Association (approx. ¼ mile away); Lake Erie (approx. 2.1 miles away); Marblehead Lighthouse (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Keeper’s House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Home of Benajah Walcott (approx. 2.2 miles away); First Battle Site (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Keeper's House (approx. 2.2 miles away); In Memory of Mason, Simonds & Mingus (approx. 2.2 miles away).
Regarding Lakeside. Lakeside is a gated town during the summer season. Unless you can talk a gatekeeper into a free in-and-out timed pass, you will have to pay for a day pass to enter.
Also see . . .  Lakeside History. Excerpt:
That powerful notion—a faith-based summer resort offering both religious and secular education—was to blossom into the Chautauqua Movement. By the early 1900s, more than 300 Chautauqua-style resorts associated with various Christian and Jewish congregations had been established from New Jersey to California.

The word Chautauqua became, and
Lakeside Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 8, 2019
3. Lakeside Pavilion
This view is from the historical marker.
is today, the generic descriptive term for resorts that blend the summer season with religion, education, cultural arts and recreation. Most Chautauqua communities shared similar financial arrangements combining donations with admission fees. The fee entitled the guest to most if not all the organization’s programming.
(Submitted on November 9, 2019.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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