Vistula Historic District

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.

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.

When the Vistula and Port Lawrence merged to form the city of Toledo in 1837, the area which had been contested between Michigan and Ohio in the Toledo War was granted to Ohio by the United States Congress. Vistula Historic District is a designated historic district in the city of Toledo, OH, 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. The pioneer village of Vistula is now bounded by Walnut, Champlain, Chestnut, Magnolia, and Summit streets. Established in 1833 by Benjamin F. Stickney and Edward Bissell, Vistula was merged with its rival, Port Lawrence, and in 1837 both villages were incorporated as Toledo. The Vistula Historic District, Toledo’s oldest neighborhood, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

As Toledo’s oldest neighborhood, Vistula struggles with transience and vacancy but remains vital as an extension of downtown Toledo and has a great opportunity to connect residents to the Maumee Riverfront. Working with the Historic Vistula District, they are connecting with neighborhood residents and leaders of the Vistula Neighborhood. This area is a vital piece to the downtown Toledo area and has a great opportunity because of its proximity to downtown and the Riverfront. They have identified two major pieces of Vistula: the connection to the Maumee River along Summit and Water Streets and the residential piece of the neighborhood. Each of these pieces feeds into each other. Diegel Bed Bug Exterminator Toledo

Restaurants and Pubs

  • Fricker’s is located at 19 N St Clair St, Toledo, OH
  • Fowl & Fodder Downtown is located at 614 Adams St, Toledo, OH
  • The Bronze Boar is located at 20 S Huron St, Toledo, OH

 

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