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

Ohio Veterans Home

(Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, 1888-1979)

 
 
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Photographed By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
1. Ohio Veterans Home Marker
Inscription.  Following the Civil War, many of Ohio's disabled and wounded veterans found inadequate provisions for their long-term needs. In response, the Grand Army of the Republic's Department of Ohio lobbied for a state-operated veterans' home. In 1886 Governor Joseph B. Foraker signed a bill establishing the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home for honorably discharged veterans. A board of trustees led by Sandusky publisher I.F. Mack selected the site, and the Sandusky community donated the tract of land, utilities, and a connection to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The facility opened in November 1888.
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Built of Sandusky Blue Limestone with sandstone details in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, the restored I.F. Mack Administration Building houses museums for the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame and the Ohio Veterans Home. Six remaining residential cottages, also in the Romanesque style, were built between 1896 and 1908. Original houses of Officers' Row stand along DeWitt Avenue. In 1979, the facility was renamed
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Photographed By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
2. Ohio Veterans Home Marker
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the Ohio Veterans Home (OVH), and has grown to include a modern long-term care facility and "domiciliary," which were completed between 1978 and 1992. The OVH has served veterans representing all of America's major conflicts since the Mexican War. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976
 
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Ohio Veterans Home, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 19-22.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1888.
 
Location. 41° 25.382′ N, 82° 40.759′ W. Marker is in Sandusky, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker is on Milan Road (U.S. 250) east of Dewitt Avenue (County Route 92), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3416 Columbus Ave, Sandusky OH 44870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Ohio Veterans Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boots On The Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ohio Veterans Home (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Ohio Veterans Home (approx. half a mile
Ohio Veterans Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
3. Ohio Veterans Home Marker
away); World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Pavilion (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Ohio Veterans Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandusky.
 
More about this marker. There are two identical markers within the park. Inadvertently numbered 14-23 instead of 19-22 according to www.remarkableohio.org.
 
Ohio Veterans Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
4. Ohio Veterans Home Marker
Ohio Veterans Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
5. Ohio Veterans Home Marker
Ohio Veterans Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
6. Ohio Veterans Home Marker
Ohio Veterans Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
7. Ohio Veterans Home Marker
Ohio Veterans Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
8. Ohio Veterans Home Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 367 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 23, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 5, 2023