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Downtown Toledo Historic District

ConnecToledo Downtown Development Corporation is leading the work on creating a historic district in cooperation with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). On Friday, February 5, a virtual presentation was given and was attended by 60 property owners, real estate agents and community partners. Click here to see the presentation.

Historic District FAQ

What is a Historic District?
Historic districts are designated areas recognizing a group of buildings, properties or sites by one of the several entities on different levels as historically or architecturally significant.

Who decides the validity of a historic district?
Historic districts are designated by the National Park Service, under the umbrella of the United States Department of the Interior. ConnecToledo is working through the State Historic Preservation Organization/Ohio History Connection to achieve this designation.

What are the benefits of a historic district designation?
Local districts protect the investments of owners and residents, encourage better design, can result in a positive economic impact and the protection of local historic districts can enhance business recruitment potential.

About the author


ConnecToledo is a 501(c)3 organization committed to the redevelopment of Downtown Toledo. Funded by the city's leading institutional and corporate organizations, ConnecToledo is committed to facilitating public/private partnerships, promoting events and attractions, investing in planning and projects and advocating for businesses. We build the critical connections for developing vibrant neighborhoods and a strong central business district. 

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