Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Toledo's First High School / Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
Toledo High School opened in 1854 on the site of the city's first log schoolhouse. After an 1895 fire, it was rebuilt and named Central High School. The facility closed in 1914 with the opening of Scott and Waite high schools. It reopened as Woodward Technical School and later became Vocational High. The building was razed in 1938 for construction of the Toledo Public Library.
Although Toledo had a subscription library as early as 1838, the city's first free public library opened in 1873 at Madison and Summit streets. The library constructed a building at Madison and Ontario streets in 1890. The Public Works Administration helped finance the present building which was dedicated on September 4, 1940. The county's three library systems merged in 1970.
Erected 1987 by Mercy Hospital of Toledo, Toledo Sesquicentennial Commission, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 14-48.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 39.229′ Touch for map. This marker is located on the grounds of the main downtown library of the Toledo-Lucas County, Public Library, and it is situated near the northwest corner of the nearby street intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 325 North Michigan Street, Toledo OH 43604, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lucas County (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Toledo’s Canals (approx. 0.2 miles away); Toledo (approx. ¼ mile away); Moses Fleetwood Walker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Port Lawrence / Fort Industry, 1805 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Oliver House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Vistula Historic District (approx. ¾ mile away); Art Tatum (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.