OTTAWA HILLS MEMORIAL PARK ADMINISTRATION BUILDING INTERIOR--OTTAWA HILLS, OH

(Lost)


Title of Installation:

Ottawa Hills Memorial Park Administration Building Interior/Fountain

Materials Used:

Ceramic tiles

General Description:

"We removed this lovely vintage faience tile wall fountain from a 1936 Spanish Colonial Mission building that was originally used as an office for Ottawa Hills Memorial Park constructed in1936... . This vintage drinking fountain, set into a stucco wall, was made by the Mosaic Tile Company. The design shows a nature scene with a huge waterfall - possibly from...Yosemite. ...It measures 24 1/2"w x 38 1/2"h (to the bottom edge of the fountain proper)."*

Technical Information (Size,mfg., etc.):

The manufacturer of the fountain and surrounding tiles was the Mosaic Tile Company of Zanesville, OH. The tiles surrounding the fountain are Mosaic's "Hispania" pattern tiles.

Year Created:

c. 1936

Year Installed, if different:

Does Installation Still Exist?

No

If Not, What Happened?

"Ottawa Hills Memorial Park recently demolished its only distinctive feature, an administration building designed by Wilfred Holtzmann."** (More likely, the spelling is "Holtzman".)

State:

Ohio

City:

Ottawa Hills (which is part of Toledo's postal district).

Ex-Location of Installation:

Ottawa Hills Memorial Park

4210 West Central Avenue

Toledo, OH 43606

GPS Coordinates:

Directions to Installation:

Additional Information, Websites, Citations:

*http://www.coolstuffiscoolstuff.com/product_detail.aspx?ID=1698

**http://amorbidfascination.blogspot.com/2009/12/ottawa-hills-memorial-park-toledo-ohio.html

Submitted by and Year:

Michael Padwee (tileback101"at"collector.org); October 2010. Thanks to Toledo Architectural Artifacts, 20 S. Ontario Street, Toledo, OH (http://www.coolstuffiscoolstuff.com/) for permission to photograph the fountain.


Prior to removal*


                                                    

   Photo-after removal: (Courtesy of Michael Padwee)   












         







A close-up of the Hispania pattern tiles.*