Louisiana and Indiana Avenue

Way Library

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Supporting the preservation and appreciation of Perrysburg's historic architectural heritage

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Way Library:


Built in 1892 and beginning with an endowment of nearly $30,000 for books and a building from the estate of Willard Vibard Way, this Richardsonian Romanesque building designed by Toledo architects Bacon & Huber, was the first library in Wood County. The massive stone-wall style was of red brick and brown blocks that were hand cut and dressed on site. Interior floors were wooden, and a winding staircase led to the director's office in the tower.Despite a lively campaign to preserve it, the building was determined "too small, too leaky, too drafty, too clammy, and too ugly" to save and was torn down in 1958.


Louisiana and Indiana Avenue

It was replaced with a much larger Neo-Colonial Revival style building that was expanded in 2001. 

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