President's Dinner
Corner Table
Armed Services Dinner
Music in the alcove

MAIN DINING ROOM


The Main Dining Room is the epitome of elegance. The delicateness of the architecture, the detailed dressing of the dining tables and the exquisite view of Madison Avenue through the unique and recognizable alcove, are just a few of the touches that make The Toledo Club's Main Dining Room the most beautiful place to dine in the city.

Quietly gracing the walls are the portraits of the club's five founding fathers.  Among this pioneering group was David Ross Locke, Toledo Blade publisher, famed nationally as Petroleum V. Nasby, whose letters on slavery and temperance were widely read and especially noted by President Lincoln.

In 1879, Mr. Locke proposed the formation of a regular club for the group. The name "Draconian" was selected.  Mr. Locke was elected the first president, and on May 15, 1882, The Draconian Club was incorporated.  Notables in this founding group include Edward Drummond Libbey, founder of The Toledo Museum of Art, the Owens Bottle Company and the Libbey-Owens Sheet Glass Company (later Owens-Illinois and Libbey-Owens-Ford respectively); John North Willys, president and founder of the Willys-Overland Company; Michael Joseph Owens, who together with Libbey organized the Toledo Glass Company (later the Owens Bottle Company); and Morrison R. Waite, seventh chief justice of the United States Supreme Court.