The Jeep Administration building was a landmark in central Toledo until it was imploded on a Saturday morning in April, 1979.
When: 1930s - today
I went back to Ohio, and my school had been totally rebuilt! The old one was gone forever.
When: 1940s - 1980s
From the 40s to the 80s, a golf oasis lived at the corner of Talmadge and Monroe. And I have photos!
When: 20th Century
Toledo was, is, and always will be a restaurant town, and here are a few pictures from the past.
When: 1950s - Now
When it comes to retail in Toledo, the Franklin Park Mall churns on like a juggernaut, The Andersons is a powerhouse, Southwyck is gone entirely, but Westgate is a shadow of its former self.
After nearly 54 years, Toledo’s Raceway Park, a track first for cars and then horses, finally closed for good in 2013.
On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, 1974, fourteen inches of snow showed up at exactly the wrong time.
“Do you know Toledo?” the Toledo News-Bee asked on May 19, 1927. “Do you know why Toledo, your home, holds a grip upon your heart from which you will never be released?”
The Westwood Art Theater (now The Westwood Private Members Only Club) was a West Toledo landmark for all the wrong reasons, but has found new life as a private club.
Harold Brandman, a 23-year-old copy clerk for The Blade, was stopped at Logan Street and the Anthony Wayne Trail on a Saturday morning, June 10, 1961, when he heard a loud scraping sound.
Prior to its 1950 replacement, Union Station was a sore point with travelers and city officials. It was a dump.
Rusty tanks in Fostoria revealed an image of Jesus in 1986, some say.
The brief city employee strike in 1979 was a blow to Toledo’s image,
Hi loves – Carlo Sommer here, founder of the Crusade of Love for alllll of mankind.
It took nineteen years for the Franklin Park Mall to go from idea to reality before it finally opened in July, 1971.
When anyone mentions Inverness Club, the Hinkle Tree inevitably comes up. So here’s the story of the famous spruce.
December 31, 1949, was the last day for Toledo’s last streetcar line, the Long Belt.
Hey, who wouldn’t be? But when police did nothing, residents turned to a Lucas County Probate Court judge to help break up the orgies – or more accurately, drinking parties – in Harbor View.
The long forgotten Jefferson Ave. building had a shiny apple painted on its side only a few months before a spectacular April, 1974 fire.
In the 1920s, the Sylvania village mayor’s court became a hub of enforcement of the Volstead Act.
Toledo magician Dr. Carlo, also known as Carlo Sommer, hits the road with his Cavalcade of Magic.
On the same day in 1972, two Toledo institutions announce plans to close their venerable doors.
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