Manufacturer: Jackson China
User: Lehmann's Lodge – Fostoria, Ohio
Distributor: Star Glass & Supply Company
Date of examples: 1963
Notes: Robert Lehmann opened Lehmann's Lodge on State Route 18, just east of Fostoria, Ohio, in October 1963. At a cost of over $100,000, the complex consisted of a 50-room motel, a 150-seat restaurant, a lounge, a 250-seat banquet room, an indoor swimming pool, a billiards room, and an indoor 9-hole mini golf. The lodge's restaurant was described as having a Polynesian setting with Chinese food prepared by Chef Charlie Ho Sik. It was also said to have had bamboo on its ceiling, which was supported by carved Tiki posts.
The complex was managed by Robert Lehmann's brother, Richard. When the Lodge closed is not known. Confirmation of this pattern's use there was made by the Fostoria Area Historical Society, as well as that the local Star Glass & Supply Company provided the china.
White body plate with a reddish-brown airbrushed band around the rim. In the well's center is a lighter brown airbrushed drawing of a palm tree with a couple of plants at its base. Underneath the drawing is the word "Lehmann's" in a brown fancy script. As seen on the backstamp of additional china, at least one more order was placed in 1966.
Fostoria Area Historical Society
Ohio Tiki: Polynesian Idols, Coconut Trees and Tropical Cocktails by Jeff Chenault
The Review Times – Fostoria's Past: A Century of history in the Making By Gene Kinn
ID: Susan Phillips
Plate photos: Sue Clark
Author: Ed Phillips