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Lucas County

Lucas County is named for Robert Lucas, who was the Governor of Ohio when the county was created in 1835.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Lenawee County, Michigan and Monroe County, Michigan

E – Lake Erie and Ontario

S – Ottawa County and Wood County

W – Fulton County 

 

Created:  June 20, 1835                         Map of Ohio highlighting Lucas County

County Seat:

Toledo      1835 – 1840

Maumee   1840 – 1854

Toledo      1854 – present

 

County Courthouse – Toledo 

 

Location:  700 Adams Street / Michigan Street

Built:  1894 – 1897

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  David L Stine

Contractor:  Dun Perley & Company

 

Description:  The building faces southwest. and is a four story buff colored sandstone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The southwest and northeast sides have projecting center sections with three high arches on the first and second stories. Four columns rise from the third story to the top of the fourth story with recessed double windows between. At the top is a pediment. The building has Roman arches, Corinthian columns and frog carvings on the interior and exterior. The east and west wings extend from the main building. Along the roof line is a balustrade. On the center of the roof is a large round dome with green colored roof.

 

History:  The County was created in 1835 and Toledo was selected as the county seat. The first court was held in a schoolroom for the purpose of Ohio claiming Toledo as part of its territory. In 1840, the county seat was moved to Maumee. The first courthouse was built in Maumee in 1840.  In 1854, the county seat was returned to Toledo and the second courthouse was built in 1853 to 1854 at the corner of Erie Street and Adams Street. After 1897, the building housed the Recorder’s office until 1983. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1894 to 1897.

 

See:  For the Sixth Appellate District Court of Appeals see Ohio Court of Appeals – Toledo

 

 

County Courthouse – Toledo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2015