Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Oliver House
Ohio Historic Marker
Overlooking the "Middlegrounds," an early site of railroad, immigration, and commercial activity, the Oliver House opened in 1859 as Toledo's premier hotel. It was designed by nationally prominent architect Isaiah Rogers, in the Greek Revival style, and built by the family of William Oliver for whom the hotel was named; owner of this land, Oliver was one of Toledo's earliest real estate investors.
Architect Isaiah Rogers is known as the "father" of the modern hotel, revolutionizing hotel design with such advances as water closets and mechanical call-buttons. The Oliver House is the last of Rogers' hotels in the United States, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Historic American Buildings Survey.
Erected 1987 by Toledo Sesquicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-48.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toledo OH 43604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Basset's Nut Co. (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Toledo Rotary: Service Above Self / Local and Global Actions (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Ruben Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home To Jeep / Middlegrounds Metropark (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bigger, Better, Quicker, Faster! / The Glass City (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ohio-Michigan War: A War Without Casualties / Canal Boom (approx. 0.3 miles away); Land in High Demand / Treaty of Fort Industry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hurron St. Village (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,123 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5. submitted on October 15, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio.