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File #: O-455-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 8/13/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/17/2021 Final action: 8/17/2021
Title: Accepting the City Plan Commission's recommendation for local landmark designation for the Building known as the Craft Master Building located at 328 N. Westwood, in accordance with Toledo Municipal Code Section 1111.1002; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Plan Commission Report, 2. Audio: City Council August 17, 2021
Label
Zoning & Planning Committee

Title
Accepting the City Plan Commission's recommendation for local landmark designation for the Building known as the Craft Master Building located at 328 N. Westwood, in accordance with Toledo Municipal Code Section 1111.1002; and declaring an emergency.

Summary
SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
This request is for the review of the landmark designation for the Craft Master Building, also known as the 'Paint by Numbers" manufacturing site, located at 328 N. Westwood Avenue. The City of Toledo currently has three locally designated historic districts: Old West End, Vistula, and Westmoreland. Six other properties in the City of Toledo have been locally designated in the last five years. The Fiberglass Tower/Levis Square Park, located at 200, 435 North Saint Clair was the first locally designated landmark structure. The subject site is not located in the downtown vicinity so it will be the first locally designated structure outside of the downtown area but it is located approximately two miles from the Westmoreland Historic District.

The documented history of the structure states it was used as a warehouse for manufacturing and producing kitchen appliances, then other small appliances such as the institutional food conveyor systems utilized in hospitals from 1947 to 1951. In 1954 a new owner purchased the building and started manufacturing the Craft Master Paint-by-Number products. These were sold by the Palmer Paint company until they sold the structure to General Mills in 1967. General Mills and subsequent owners produced the Craft Master Paint-by-Number products at the site until they closed their doors in 2001.

The applicant is seeking the designation in order to obtain State Historic Tax Credits. They are also seeking to list the building in the National Register of Historic Places for its historic significance so it will qualify for Federal Tax Credits. The building is considered historically significant si...

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