I went back to Ohio, and my school had been totally rebuilt! The old one was gone forever.
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?”
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.