Sylvania in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
This 1 1/2 story home was built in the 1840's. It was purchased in 1997 and moved to the Sylvania Historical Village from near Westin, Ohio, about 3 1/2 miles Southeast of Grand Rapids. The home was covered in asphalt shingles and had been abandoned. It was dismantled and rebuilt on this site.
The broken windows were replaced with custom windows and made to fit the original sashes. The fireplace and chimney were replaced. Access to the second floor was originally a ladder and was replaced by a staircase after the removal of some beams. The roof is supported by original saplings which still can be seen from the east end of the home.
All furnishings to the log home have been donated.
Erected by Toledo Memorial Park.
Location. 41° 43.087′ N, 83° 42.253′ W. Marker is in Sylvania, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in the Sylvania Historical Village (about 275 feet west of Main Street), which is about 340 feet north of Maplewood Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5717 Main Street, Sylvania OH 43560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone Academy (a few steps from this marker); 1850 Barn Railroad Car Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); 1858 Railroad Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Sister City Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Sylvania Heritage Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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 . . . 1840s Log Home. Information about the log home on Sylvania Historical Village's website. (Submitted on July 4, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 3, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 2. submitted on July 5, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.