Toledo magician Dr. Carlo, also known as Carlo Sommer, hits the road with his Cavalcade of Magic.
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.
Sure, there’s Jamie Farr and Katie Holmes these days, but back in the old days Toledo produced its fair share of radio stars as well. One of the greatest is Shirley Mitchell.
Home to several landmark Toledo businesses in its 50-year heyday, The Colony Shopping Center was also know to catch on fire – a lot. Finally in 2013, what was left of The Colony was torn down.
Prior to its 1950 replacement, Union Station was a sore point with travelers and city officials. It was a dump.
The 21-year-old singer stopped in Toledo on Thanksgiving day 1956, played two shows at the Sports Arena, and beat up a guy later at the Commodore Perry Hotel.
On the same day in 1972, two Toledo institutions announce plans to close their venerable doors.