Downtown Toledo

Toledo, Ohio — The Glass City — at the turn of the 20th Century was America's 4th largest city. At the turn of the 21st Century, it could be said the downtown had finally turned a corner to begin its return to that kind of prominence. In that light, we present some of The Blade's best photographs of downtown, and some areas close to it. 

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DOWNTOWN ARCHIVE PRINT

Print features Blade Archive original photo of downtown Toledo on St. Clair Street in 1937, a scene typical of the bustling Glass City in the 1930s and 40s — includes digitized authentic Blade nameplate from the original date and caption text contextualizing the event. (Customization available.)

Customizations of this print with a different downtown photo is available.

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PHOTO REPRINTS

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Photo reprints available from 4x6 to 20x30 to wallet to canvas! From LaSalle's at Christmas to the fully lit nightlife of St. Claire and Adams Streets, downtown Toledo was lived in and played in by all the city's denizens.