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Wheeler Block, 402 Monroe Street & 109-111 Saint Clair Street, Toledo, Lucas County, OH



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Location
402 Monroe Street & 109-111 Saint Clair Street, Toledo, OH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS OH-2255
Significance: The Wheeler Block is a significant example of the late 19th century commercial classicism found in Toledo architecture. Notable architectural elements include the curved corner and open cast iron-flanked entry, the Renaissance windows on the third floor and the use of classical ornamentation. The building possess a high degree of architectural integrity, highlighted by its yellow brickwork and flowing, sculptural character. The 1973 publication, Look Again, notes the Wheeler Block as "a worthy successor and companion to the earlier commercial district stores surviving along St. Clair Street." Its immediate predecessor and the building's namesake, The Wheeler Opera House which stood on this site for over 20 years, also was noted for its architectural beauty and rounded corner. The Wheeler Block is also important as the address of several historic and established Toledo businesses, including the L. Haas and Co., the George Gradwohl Store, L. G. Wasserstrom Co., and the Toledo Hosiery and Underwear Company.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SOUTHWEST ELEVATION, MONROE STREET
2. SOUTHEAST ELEVATION, VIEW NORTHEAST, ST. CLAIR STREET
3. SOUTHEAST ELEVATION, ST. CLAIR STREET
4. SOUTHEAST ELEVATION, 109-111 ST. CLAIR, STREET
5. SOUTHEAST ELEVATION, VIEW WEST, ST. CLAIR STREET
6. ELEVATION, CORNER COLUMN DETAIL
7. ELEVATION, CORNER DETAIL, UPPER FLOORS
8. SOUTHEAST ELEVATION, ENTRANCE, 109-111 ST. CLAIR STREET
9. SOUTHEAST ELEVATION, ENTRANCE FLOOR, 109-111 ST. CLAIR STREET
10. INTERIOR, MAIN FLOOR, MONROE STREET
11. INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR, MONROE STREET
12. INTERIOR, THIRD FLOOR, MONROE STREET
13. INTERIOR, MAIN FLOOR, ST. CLAIR STREET, LEFT SIDE
14. INTERIOR, MAIN FLOOR, ST. CLAIR STREET, RIGHT SIDE
15. INTERIOR, MAIN FLOOR, ST. CLAIR STREET, ENTRANCE
16. INTERIOR, UPPER FLOOR, ST. CLAIR STREET, GENERAL VIEW
17. INTERIOR, UPPER FLOOR, ST. CLAIR STREET, VIEW ALONG PARTY WALL
18. INTERIOR, CEILING AND COLUMN DETAILS, MONROE STREET
19. INTERIOR, CEILING DETAIL, MONROE STREET


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