Vistula Historic District

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Vistula Historic District
Primera Iglesia Bautista in Vistula, Toledo.jpg
Junction of Elm and Erie Streets
Vistula Historic District is located in Ohio
Vistula Historic District
Vistula Historic District is located in the US
Vistula Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Champlain, Summit, Walnut and Magnolia Sts., Toledo, Ohio
Coordinates 41°39′28″N 83°31′36″W / 41.65778°N 83.52667°W / 41.65778; -83.52667Coordinates: 41°39′28″N 83°31′36″W / 41.65778°N 83.52667°W / 41.65778; -83.52667
Area 114 acres (46 ha)
Built 1832
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 78002128[1]
Added to NRHP December 6, 1978

Vistula Historic District is a designated historic district in the city of Toledo, Ohio, USA, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district comprises Toledo's oldest neighborhood and encompasses an area roughly bounded by Champlain, Summit, Walnut and Magnolia streets.

Vistula was a village established on land in what was then part of Michigan Territory, purchased in 1832 by Benjamin F. Stickney, in company with several investors from Lockport, New York, including Edward Bissell. In January 1833, Stickney platted the village of Vistula.[2]

Another settlement, named Port Lawrence, had first been established in 1817, although the companies arranging sales of the land failed and nothing much was developed until a new plat was recorded for the village in 1833. This area encompassed roughly east to west from Jefferson to Washington Street and north to south, from Superior Street to the River, or slightly farther upstream from where the Vistula settlement would later be established.[2][3][4]

When Vistula and Port Lawrence merged to form the city of Toledo in 1837,[2] the area which had been contested between Michigan and Ohio in the Toledo War was granted to Ohio by the United States Congress.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Toledo's Start and Progress", Chapter VI in History of the City of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio, by Clark Waggoner, pp. 370-396, Munsell:New York, 1888
  3. ^ Vistula Historic District, Ohio Historical Markers on waymarking.com
  4. ^ "Toledo...A Historically Rich Beginning", History, Greater Toledo Convention and Visitors Bureau
  5. ^ Toledo, Ohio, u-s-history.com

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