Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The University of Toledo
The Toledo University of Arts and Trades was established in 1872 with an endowment of 160 acres of land from Jesup W. Scott, local pioneer, publisher, and real estate broker. Scott envisioned Toledo as the "Future Great City of the World" and wanted an institution to train young people to fulfill their roles in the city's bright future.
The University changed its name several times -- to the Manual Training School (1884), The Polytechnic School (1900), and The University of the City of Toledo (1921). It changed locations many times as well, until President Henry Doermann brought it to this location in 1931. The University was supported by the city from 1884 to 1967, when it joined Ohio's system of state universities.
Erected 1988 by The University of Toledo, Toledo Sesquicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 27-48.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2801 Bancroft Street, Toledo OH 43606, 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. A different marker also named The University of Toledo (approx. 1.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial Flag Pole (approx. 2 miles away); The Ottawa Hills Garden Club (approx. 2.1 miles away); Historic Woodlawn Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); St. Anthony Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Overland Trail (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Toledo State Hospital Old Cemetery, 1888-1922 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Toledo Museum of Art (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
Also see . . . History of the University of Toledo. Excerpt:
On October 12, 1872, Jesup Wakeman Scott founded The University of Toledo as a private arts and trades school known as Toledo University of Arts and Trades, offering painting and architectural drawing as its only subjects.(Submitted on April 30, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.)
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