Address: 6623 Old Maumee Road
Built: c.1915
Architect: Henry Meyer
Style: Fieldstone vernacular/Eclectic
Current owner: Private

Distinctive features:

  • Numerous roof lines and the use of field stone give the house a castle-like appearance
  • “Holter’s Roost” sign is embedded into the fieldstone
  • Fieldstone came from the Maumee River along the back of the property

Reasons to cherish this place:

Holter’s Roost, named after William Holterman, was home to a chicken and chicken feed empire.

At one time Holterman owned 50 acres on the historic Lincoln Highway, now U.S. 30, around this distinctive and unusual house. His farm had several buildings and enough acres for his children to build on the land. A bridge that matched the stone from the house was located on the west side of the property.

This house is a one-of-a-kind structure and is a testament to how one man can turn his hobby into a successful business.