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  • 52-48 The Marker in front of Ft. Miami School 52-48 The Marker in front of Ft. Miami School
  • 52-48 Site of the old playground, with the Marker in the background near the school 52-48 Site of the old playground, with the Marker in the background near the school
  • 52-48 The Marker with the site of the former Children's Home in the background 52-48 The Marker with the site of the former Children's Home in the background
  • 52-48 New houses are on the site now, with the Maumee River and Wood County in the background. 52-48 New houses are on the site now, with the Maumee River and Wood County in the background.
  • 52-48 New houses being built on the site. 52-48 New houses being built on the site.
  • 52-48 Marker 7-7-13 52-48 Marker 7-7-13
Title, side A
Lucas County Children's Home
Text, side A
For nearly a century, this 98-acre site was occupied by an orphanage that, over the years, cared for several thousand destitute children. Founded in nearby Toledo in 1867 as the Protestant Orphan's Home, the orphanage became the Lucas County Children's Home shortly after it was relocated to this former farmland in 1887. It was renamed the Miami Children's Center in 1960 before closing permanently in 1986. The main campus, across the River Road, was sold for residential use. The playground, on this side of the road, originally connected to the main campus by a tunnel, was given to the Maumee school system in 2004 as the site for the current Ft. Miami Elementary School. On these grounds, the laughter of a new generation of children at play is being heard once more....a fitting tribute to the disadvantaged boys and girls who formerly lived here.
Address
2501 River Rd
Maumee, OH 43537
Location
Ft. Miami Elementary School
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.577785, Longitude: -83.618127.
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