117 Commerce Lane
Bluffton, OH 45817
Phone: (419) 358-6000
Fax: (419) 358-6015
Founded in 1917, the Ada Public Library is an important and integral part of Ada. Renovated in 1994, this library has a wide range of books, right from literature to magazines. It also has community meeting rooms that can accommodate almost 35 people, that is equipped with a kitchenette. For more details on services offered and other information, check website or call ahead.
Ottawa Waterworks Building is Putnam County's first water pumping station. This historic waterworks building was built in 1904 and is a single story brick structure, decorated with stone and wooden fixtures. This structure was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places in 1976. It is now a part of the Waterworks Park.
Constructed in 1912, Putnam County Courthouse is one of the most striking and well-maintained historic buildings in the city. The courthouse was built to replace the former court facility in the city of Kalida which was destroyed by fire. The majestic two-story structure was constructed in the Beaux-Arts style of architecture, and has pretty much all the original features intact.
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., until 5:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.
Public Square in downtown Lima is home to a monumental landmark that is the First National Bank and Trust Building. Constructed in 1926, it is predominantly a rectangular-shaped structure. As many as 12 stories of the site are built with the Indiana Limestone. It is of great historic significance and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Riverside park proves to be the ultimate recreational avenue complete with swimming pools to beat the heat. It houses volleyball and tennis courts plus three playgrounds and also a softball field. The waterfront area of the part allows for public fishing and also pedal boats and canoes. All in all a great place for a family to spend quality time together enjoying the facilities and also a place for old friends to catch up over a game of volleyball.
The Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center's mission is "to promote appreciation and understanding in cultural diversity." A variety of books, audio-visual materials and other educational supplies are available to borrow.
Dating back to the 1880s, the Charles H. Bigelow House is worth visiting owing to its splendid architecture. Owned by Charles Henry Bigelow, one can see extensive use of gas equipment like gas lamps in the house, thereby highlighting the extensive use of gas in those days. This beautiful mansion was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2006.