The beautiful building on this corner (572 Nebraska - Dale-Riggs Funeral Home) was Jon Huebner's home back in the day.


The area west of this intersection was known as Lenk's Hill. After Peter Lenk became a prominent businessman through the success of his brewery, he speculated on the land in this area. He erected houses here for the fast-arriving German immigrants, many of whom he also employed in his nearby brewery on Hamilton. Lenk's Hill was the center of German-American life in Toledo between 1875 and 1950.  Today, much of Lenk's Hill and the eastern part of Kushwantz form the neighborhood we know now as ONYX.

We hope you enjoyed your tour!

If this tour has whetted your appetite for more beer brewing history, you might want to head back to the Oliver House and enjoy a cold one while you visit the Toledo Brewing Hall of Fame & Museum at Maumee Bay Brewery.

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