Melrose Avenue and Rosalind Place, Olde Towne, Toledo

I headed east of the cathedral next, driving down Melrose Avenue into the Olde Towne neighborhood, which was filled with more modest homes. Many were abandoned and there were also several vacant lots where houses had been demolished.

As might be expected with a port on the Lake Erie providing access to the Northwoods as well as train connections to Chicago, most of the housing stock is wood frame, with a plethora of four-squares and later Arts and Crafts influences.

I found this house interesting, particularly the large window over the front door with the classical pilasters flanking it. The porch on the right must have originally been open-air.

There is some very nice new in-fill.

After these houses we reach Cherry Street.

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