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Bowling Green in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Main Street Historic District

 
 
The Main Street Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
1. The Main Street Historic District Marker
Inscription. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in May 1987

Bowling Green was first platted in 1835. The Main Street Historic District represents the commercial buildings constructed around Bowling Green's brief "boom era" in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the first story storefronts have been altered, but the upper stories are generally intact. Queen Anne and Classical Revival style buildings dominate the district, although other styles are also represented, namely the Italianate and Romanesque Revival. The district emanates from the central intersection of Main and Wooster Streets.
 
Location. 41° 22.438′ N, 83° 39.033′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bowling Green OH 43402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County of Wood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ridge School 1886-2013 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wood County Infirmary (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lunatic House 1885 (approx. 2.4 miles away); First Seventh-Day Adventist Church

The Main Street Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
2. The Main Street Historic District Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); Custer Homestead (approx. 5.7 miles away); Wood County's First Masonic Lodge (approx. 6.3 miles away); John A. Wilson (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Categories. ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce
 
Main Street Looking North Bowling Green, Ohio image. Click for full size.
circa 1925
3. Main Street Looking North Bowling Green, Ohio
This postcard view of Main Street was taken from roughly the same location as the previous photo. Visible in both are the Royce Building (left side, then a JC Penney, now Ace Hardware), and the Commercial Bank & Trust Building (left side, neoclassical building just past the Royce Building).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2018, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 116 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2018, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio.   3. submitted on May 4, 2018. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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