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.
What did it take to get Toledo Express Airport built? Figuring out where, mostly: but a big push from big business got that issue settled.
“You’ll talk about nothing else for weeks!” The Toledo Paramount Theater at Adams and Huron stood for 36 years, was torn down in 1965 for parking, and has unfortunately mostly been forgotten.
The long-forgotten Spielbusch Armory burned in December, 1934 in a spectacular fire.
After nearly 54 years, Toledo’s Raceway Park, a track first for cars and then horses, finally closed for good in 2013.
The ice broke on the Maumee in March, 1908, and the steamer Yuma, torn from its mooring, took out a good chunk of the former Cherry Street Bridge.
The Westwood Art Theater was a West Toledo landmark for all the wrong reasons. It’s gone from a theater to a “private club” to closed but now a neighborhood group is looking into the building’s possibilities.