Cottages and Castles of Maumee

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The original plat of Maumee was laid out in 1817, when Easterners were just beginning to discover the economic potential of the Maumee Valley. Within a decade, entrepreneurs were flocking to the area and building "mansions," and not, as one observer noted, "insignificant huts" in the wilderness. Many of these early homes are still standing in Maumee, alongside other 19th-century structures which reflect the changing lifestyles, economic fortunes, and architectural styles that defined the era. Cottages and Castles provides a guide to the historic architecture of Maumee, with examples and descriptions of the various styles from Greek Revival temple forms to Second Empire mansions, and the simpler middle-class cottages that proliferated after the Civil War. Some houses are included because of their distinct architectural characteristics and others because of their association with prominent people or events. Together, they provide a look back at the evolution of small town architecture in this historic northwest Ohio community.
ISBN: 9780738519760
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Then and Now
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Marilyn Van Voorhis Wendler has published numerous articles and two previous books on the history of Maumee. She formerly taught history at the University of Toledo and recently retired as the Director of the Lucas County-Maumee Valley Historical Society. She is currently Public Historian for the City of Maumee and is a trustee of the Ohio Historical Society.
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