Sylvania in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Sylvania Heritage Museum
This circa 1902 house was the home and office of Dr. Uriah A. Cooke. His physician's office is still intact. Adjacent to the office is a replica of an early 1900's apothecary. The three-story house features the original hardwood flooring, window seats, ornate fireplace and carved wood staircase. The pantry off the dining room has floor to ceiling storage, typical of the era. A small work area includes a pull-out work surface with flour and sugar bins. The only bathroom, circa 1915, includes original tile and a claw-foot cast iron bathtub.
The Museum houses information about families, maps, and events of Sylvania area history. Themed displays and exhibits are changed quarterly. Research can be done by appointment at the Sylvania Historical Society's office. It is also home to V.F.W. Post 3310 and several other small non-profit organizations.
Programs and group tours are by appointment. Private rentals are available. Museum hours are Wednesday, 3:00-7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Sign sponsored by: Veterans of Foreign Wars - Sylvania Memorial Post 3310
Location. 41° 43.059′ N, 83° 42.2′ W. Marker is in Sylvania, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sister City Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Log Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stone Academy (about 300 feet away); 1850 Barn (about 400 feet away); Railroad Car Barn (about 400 feet away); 1858 Railroad Depot (about 400 feet away); Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Toledo and Western Railway Company (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sylvania.
Also see . . .
1. Cooke Kuhlman House. Information about former inhabitants of the house on the Sylvania Area Historical Society's website. (Submitted on May 22, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Heritage Center Museum. More information about the house and museum on Sylvania Historical Village's website. (Submitted on May 23, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.