Lucas County Courthouse
| 700 Adams Street | As we look out west over downtown Toledo, imagine what this area looked like as a huge marsh. Keep in mind, at the time this area was settled by folks coming from the east, the frogs were so thick, people called it “Frogtown”.
A major landmark as we look west is the Lucas County Courthouse. Built in 1897, architect David L. Stine included carved frogs in the exterior of the building and a frog tile mosaic in the entrance way as a reminder of the city's marshy past. Today, many of us pass by the courthouse every day without ever giving it any thought. Consider this, the decision to move the county seat from Maumee to Toledo in 1852 helped open the way for the development of downtown Toledo with the construction of important government buildings like the courthouse, post office, school, and county jail.