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Lucas County, Ohio - City of Toledo

Photograph Files

The Toledo Publicity and Efficiency Commission took hundreds of photographs of the municipal government at work, from 1946 to the early 1960s. A small sampling of these is available here.

 Civic Centers - Soldiers' Memorial Hall

Soldiers Memorial Hall ExteriorSoldiers Memorial Hall AuditoriumSoldiers Memorial Hall AuditoriumSoldiers Memorial Hall Veterans Getting Bonuses
1. Soldiers Memorial Hall (built 1883), 1948
2. Soldiers Memorial Hall, Auditorium, 1948
3. Soldiers Memorial Hall, Auditorium, prepared for meeting, n.d.
4. Soldiers Memorial Hall. Veterans lined up to receive bonuses, 1948
14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry memorial67th Ohio Volunteer Infantry memorial100th Ohio Volunteer Infantry memorial111th Ohio Volunteer Infantry memorialSteadman memorial bust
Prisoner of War Memorial PlaqueBattleship Maine Memorial
1. Soldiers Memorial Hall, 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Memorial
2. Soldiers Memorial Hall, 67th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Memorial
3. Soldiers Memorial Hall, 100th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Memorial
4. Soldiers Memorial Hall, 111th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Memorial
5. Soldiers Memorial Hall, staff member dusting portrait bust of James Steedman, Civil War General
6. Soldiers Memorial Hall, Prisoners of War Memorial
7. Soldiers Memorial Hall, Memorial to the U.S.S. Maine (1898)
Opening the cornerstone at the demolition of Soldiers Memorial HallDemolition of Soldiers Memorial Hall
1. Soldiers Memorial Hall Demolition, opening of cornerstone, 1955
2. Soldiers Memorial Hall Demolition, 1955

Civic Center--Demolition/Expansion

Houses at 615 and 617 North Erie Street, ready for demolition, after 1950Razing of five buildings along Cherry and Orange Streets, for expansion of Civic Center, ca. 1950Razing of five buildings along Cherry and Orange Streets, for expansion of Civic Center, ca. 1950Plans for Remodeling Civic Center
1. Houses at 615 and 617 North Erie Street, ready for demolition, after 1950
2-3. Razing of five buildings along Cherry and Orange Streets, for expansion of Civic Center, ca. 1950
4. Plans for Remodeling Civic Center

Civic Center

Aerial View of Civic Center, 1957Civic Center, exterior viewInterior of Civic CenterCivic Center Flower ShowCivic Center, exterior view
 
1. Aerial view of Civic Center, October 1957
2. Exterior of Civic Center
3. Interior of Civic Center
4. Flower Show at Civic Center
5. Exterior of Civic Center
Civic Center, fountainCivic Center, War Memorial Construction beginsCivic Center, War Memorial Construction nears end, 1947Civic Center, War Memorial Dedication of World War II NamesCivic Center, War Memorial Dedication Program
Civic Center, War Memorial cleaned by Boy Scout Troup, 1957Civic Center, War Memorial in winter
1. Fountain at Civic Center, 1950s
2. Construction begins on War Memorial, July 12, 1947
3. Construction near completion on War Memorial, November 29, 1947
4. Crowds at Dedication of World War II Names, November 13, 1949
5. Program at War Memorial, November 13, 1949
6. Boy Scout Troop cleaning War Memorial, February 20, 1954
7. War Memorial in Winter, January 5, 1951

 Civil Defense

Civil Defense Board, meeting March 1951Civil Defense Women's Affairs Division Mass Meeting, January 29, 1955Civil Defense Red Cross Canteen Workers Gladys Spear, A. M. Youngquist, Margaret Monroe, Mrs. A. Woodgate, January 29, 1955
1. Civil Defense Advisory Board Meeting, March 16, 1951
2. Civil Defense Women's Affairs Division Mass Meeting, January 29, 1955
3. Civil Defense Red Cross Canteen Workers Gladys Spear, A. M. Youngquist, Margaret Monroe, Mrs. A. Woodgate, January 29, 1955

 Community Relations Board

Community Relations Board Meeting with DeHart Hubbard speaking, 1950sCommunity Relations Board Meeting with DeHart Hubbard speaking, 1950sRadio Show with Mrs. Hollinshead, D. Walker, T. Thomas, G. Ely, J. Price, F. Hahl, J. Parker, 1950sE. Streeter, E. Weathers, F. Gentile, Mrs. Weber, F. FisckeM. Goldberg, Ella P. Stewart, M. Doyle, [unidentified], F. Gentile
1-2. Meeting with DeHart Hubbard speaking, 1950s
3. Radio Show with Mrs. Hollinshead, D. Walker, T. Thomas, G. Ely, J. Price, F. Hahl, J. Parker, 1950s
4. E. Streeter, E. Weathers, F. Gentile, Mrs. Weber, F. Fiscke
5. M. Goldberg, Ella P. Stewart, M. Doyle, [unidentified], F. Gentile

 Courts, Municipal

Municipal Police Prosecutor Robert Franklin with Judge Geraldine Macelwane, 1950sMunicipal Police Prosecutor Robert Franklin with Judge Geraldine Macelwane, 1950sMunicipal Police Prosecutor Robert Franklin with Judge Geraldine Macelwane, 1950s
1-3. Municipal Police Prosecutor Robert Franklin with Judge Geraldine Macelwane, 1950s

 Drunk-o-meter

Police Drunkometer with officers Sgt. T. Kwiatkowski, Lt. G. Kerwin, and Sgt. LudwikowskiPolice Drunkometer with Sgt. Ludwikowski testing woman suspect
1. Police Drunkometer with officers Sgt. T. Kwiatkowski, Lt. G. Kerwin, and Sgt. Ludwikowski
2. Police Drunkometer with Sgt. Ludwikowski testing woman suspect

 Electric Utilities

Toledo Edison Plant at Little Cedar Point, 1955
1. Toledo Edison Plant at Little Cedar Point, 1955

 Explosion in Downtown Toledo

Explosion in downtown Toledo, 1950sExplosion in downtown Toledo, 1950sExplosion in downtown Toledo, 1950sExplosion in downtown Toledo, 1950sExplosion in downtown Toledo, 1950s
Explosion in downtown Toledo, 1950sExplosion in downtown Toledo, 1950s
1-7. Explosion in Downtown Toledo, 1950s

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