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Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Toledo Zoo / The New Deal in Toledo

 
 
The Toledo Zoo / The New Deal in Toledo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Snyder
1. The Toledo Zoo / The New Deal in Toledo Marker
Inscription. Side 1:
The Toledo Zoo
Now ranked among the country's finest, the zoo began in 1900 with one large woodchuck in a box at Walbridge Park. After the organization of the Toledo Zoological Society, 1905-10, the zoo began its steady growth, particularly after 1923 under the leadership of Percy C. Jones. An ambitious federal construction program during the Great Depression of the 1930s provided several major structures.

Side 2:
The New Deal in Toledo
Hard hit as any city by the great depression of the 1930's Toledo benefited greatly from the federal "New Deal" programs. Construction of several zoo buildings was one of the public works that transformed the city. Federal and local projects provided two high school stadiums, nine elementary schools, park shelter houses, highways, and an architectural landmark, the Toledo Public Library.
 
Erected 1987 by Toledo sesquicentennial commission and Ohio historical socitety. (Marker Number 11-48.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 37.054′ N, 83° 34.753′ W. Marker is in Toledo, Ohio
The Toledo Zoo / The New Deal in Toledo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 18, 2011
2. The Toledo Zoo / The New Deal in Toledo Marker
View looking west, with the historical marker in the left foreground and the east entrance to the Toledo Zoo seen directly across the street.
, in Lucas County. Marker is on Broadway Street near Shadowlawn Drive. Touch for map. This historical marker is located directly across the street from the east entrance to the Toledo Zoo. It is situated between the street and the parking lot which is located on the high ground over looking the Maumee River to the east and Walbridge Park to the south. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2700 Broadway St., Toledo OH 43609, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Toledo Zoo / Toledo's Canals (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Toledo State Hospital Old Cemetery, 1888-1922 (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Toledo State Hospital New Cemetery, 1922-1973 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Medical College of Ohio (approx. 2 miles away); Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad (approx. 2.4 miles away); Art Tatum (approx. 2.6 miles away); A Prehistoric Fort (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Oliver House (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Toledo Zoo / The New Deal in Toledo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 18, 2011
3. The Toledo Zoo / The New Deal in Toledo Marker
View of the east entrance of the Toledo Zoo with a view of some WPA era structures in the distant background.
The Toledo Zoo / The New Deal in Toledo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 18, 2011
4. The Toledo Zoo / The New Deal in Toledo Marker
View looking south down Broadway Avenue, of the historical marker in the left foreground, with the zoo parking lot in the left background behind the historical marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2010, by Andrew Snyder of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 27, 2010, by Andrew Snyder of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4. submitted on April 21, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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