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The Oberle Hotel

 
 
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By TeamOHE, June 16, 2019
1. The Oberle Hotel Marker
Inscription.  A former hotel at this site was once a popular stopover for travelers in the 1850s on the Miami and Erie Canal. Folklore tells us this old hotel had questionable roots at best. Reportedly once a house of ill repute, the hotel had many functions before being demolished in 2012.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Miami & Erie Canal series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 2012.
 
Location. 41° 24.922′ N, 83° 51.587′ W. Marker is in Providence, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is at the intersection of South River Road (U.S. 24) and Grand Rapids Road (Ohio Route 295), on the right when traveling east on South River Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12415 Grand Rapids Rd, Grand Rapids OH 43522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Through The Eyes Of An Artist (here, next to this marker); The Towpath Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tough Times On The Towpath (about 500 feet away); Water Power: Turbines and Races
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By TeamOHE, June 16, 2019
2. The Oberle Hotel Marker
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(about 600 feet away); Issac Ludwig Historic Mill (about 600 feet away); Welcome (about 700 feet away); Miami & Erie Canal (about 700 feet away); A Dam With A View (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
Additional keywords. prostitution, sex work
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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