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HISTORY OF POINT PLACE

NOTE:IF YOU HAVE ANY OLD PHOTOS OR INFO ABOUT PP, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND MAYBE I CAN ADD THEM TO THIS WEB SITE. ALSO I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD SIGN THE MEMORY BOOK USING THE E-MAIL BUTTON ON THE LEFT. ALSO LET ME KNOW IF ONE OF THE LINKS DOESN'T WORK. THANKS

How did Point Place get its name? It's really rather simple. The land between where the Maumee River and the Ottawa River flow into Maumee Bay is a peninsula or point, which forms a place. Thus the name--Point Place. Its location is 41°43'8"N 83°28'46"W. Point Place was a once major tourist attraction. Steamers cruised up the Maumee River and into the Ottawa River bringing visitors to picnic, swim, rent boats or fish. Hotels, taverns, restaurants and other small businesses were built to accommodate the growing crowds. Trolley cars carried passengers from Toledo to the Point. The roads were gradually improved and the owners of the many small businesses built year-round homes becoming less of a resort area and more a regular neighborhood. Over the years, PP has changed from a farming and summer cottage area into a small town and then a suburb.The lake has eaten pieces of the Point from time to time and one original settler lost 82 of his original 242 acres to erosion.

After its annexation into the City of Toledo (1937) and World War II, the Point really started growing as a pleasant, middle-class community for those who wanted the comforts of the city but the benefits of a small-town lakeside community. Today, people still enjoy the unique atmosphere of Point Place making it--The Best Place Any Place. And now for the Point Place History...... (click on the different colored texts for pictures or more information)

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