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The Oliver House

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419.243.1302 | 27 Broadway Toledo

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When the Oliver House opened its doors in 1859, Toledo, with a population nearing ten thousand, was in the midst of progress. As a railroad center and growing commercial metropolis, the city served as the county seat, boasted a telegraph line, and had erected a bridge to span the Maumee River. The Oliver House served as a medical center for the wounded during the Spanish-American War and this historic hotel has a haunted reputation. Numerous apparitions have appeared to guests and diners over the years. The most common, is that of a soldier who has come to be known as “The Captain.” He is said to show up most frequently dressed in full uniform. Paranormal investigations and strange sightings are common here.