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  • 8-48 At the Oliver House 8-48 At the Oliver House
Title, side A
The Oliver House
Title, side B
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Text, side A
Overlooking the "Middlegrounds," an early site of railroad, immigration, and commercial activity, the Oliver House opened in 1859 as Toledo's premier hotel. It was designed by nationally prominent architect Isaiah Rogers, in the Greek Revival style, and built by the family of William Oliver for whom the hotel was named; owner of this land, Oliver was one of Toledo's earliest real estate investors.
Text, side B
Architect Isaiah Rogers is known as the "father" of the modern hotel, revolutionizing hotel design with such advances as water closets and mechanical call-buttons. The Oliver House is the last of Rogers' hotels in the United States, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Historic American Buildings Survey.
Address
27 Broadway St.
Toledo, OH 43602
Location
In front of the Oliver House at Broadway and Ottawa Streets
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.643500, Longitude: -83.538000.
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