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Areas of Interest

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Name of Place
Robinson Junior High School
Lincoln Elementary School
King Elementary School
Washington Elementary School
Toledo Museum of Art
Smith Park

Address
1007 Grand Ave.
1801 N. Detroit Ave.
1415 Lawrence Ave.
514 Palmwood Ave.
2445 Monroe St.

Phone Number
244-3753
244-5823
243-7163
243-5613
255-8000

Roosevelt, just west of downtown Toledo, is bounded by Dorr Street, Monroe Street, and the Conrail railroad tracks. Streetcar lines which ran along Dorr Street from the downtown at the turn of the century helped to make the this area accessible for development, and the neighborhood was platted by 1900.

Homes in Roosevelt are moderate to large sized, with Dutch Colonial, Arts and Crafts, and Neo-Colonial designs. These houses sit on moderate to large sized lots arranged on a grid system of streets. Forest Avenue, a street running through the center of Roosevelt, is divided, and features a large park area in the middle of the road.

Although the Roosevelt neighborhood is relatively small in size, it contains much park space. Smith Park, running along Dorr Street, features a baseball diamond, basketball court, walkways, picnic grounds, and a swimming pool. Robinson Park, near Monroe Street, offers a baseball diamond, basketball and tennis courts, and walkways for local residents to enjoy.

The Toledo Museum of Art, one of the finest museums in America, is also found within the Roosevelt neighborhood. Built in 1912, the museum features exhibits from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as works by such famous artists as El Greco, Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, and Hopper. Also inside the museum is the Peristyle Theater, which features music and theater productions year round. Adjacent to the museum is the newly constructed University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts, which serves as a place for students to learn, work, and display their artwork.

Commercial districts around Roosevelt can be found along Dorr Street, which is facing revitalization after urban renewal clearance in the 1970s. Swayne Field Plaza, at the corner of Detroit Avenue and Monroe Street, also provides basic goods and services to local residents. Monroe Street is also a major commercial corridor, with many small shops lining the street.

Since the neighborhood is bounded by three of Toledo’s major streets, transportation is easy for residents of Roosevelt. Monroe Street leads to the downtown and also runs northwest to the Franklin Park Mall. Dorr Street heads east to downtown and west to The University of Toledo. Detroit Avenue runs north to Toledo’s industrial sector and south to the nearby city of Maumee. Interstate 75 can be accessed at Collingwood Avenue and at Monroe Street.

Homes in Roosevelt, based on 1990 census data, average between $15,000 and $36,000 in price, and have an owner occupancy rate of 45%. Over 5,000 people live in the neighborhood, and their average annual household income, based on 1990 census data, is around $11,000.

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