Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lucas County Children's Home
— Ohio Historical Marker —
For nearly a century, this 98-acre site was occupied by an orphanage that, over the years, cared for several thousand destitute children. Founded in nearby Toledo in 1867 as the Protestant Orphan's Home, the orphanage became the Lucas County Children's Home shortly after it was relocated to this former farmland in 1887. It was renamed the Miami Children's Center in 1960 before closing permanently in 1986. The main campus, across the River Road, was sold for residential use. The playground, on this side of the road, originally connected to the main campus by a tunnel, was given to the Maumee school system in 2004 as the site for the current Ft. Miami Elementary School. On these grounds, the laughter of a new generation of children at play is being heard once more....a fitting tribute to the disadvantaged boys and girls who formerly lived here.
Erected 2008 by Lucas County/Maumee Valley Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 52-48.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducation. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 41° 34.682′ N, 83° 37.1′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on River Road north of Carew Lane, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the center of a small traffic island, in the middle if a student drop-off circle, at the Fort Miami Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2501 River Rd, Maumee OH 43537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Formidable Fort Miamis (approx. 0.6 miles away); Letters From 1794 / A Strategic Location (approx. 0.6 miles away); 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Miamis (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Park Today (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.