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Gendron Wheel Co.

PowerPoint based on the original essay on Gendron Wheel Company's history: Toledo's Gendron Wheel Company (essay)

Related exhibits: Wholly Toledo: The Business and Industry that Shaped the City


Glass from the Past         ( MobileDevice Mobile)

Original announcement: The Lucas County-Maumee Valley Historical Society is proud to display its collection of historic and antique glass beginning April 4, 2001 at the Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1031 River Road, Maumee, Ohio. This exhibit will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 pm. Admission is $3.50 for adults and $1.50 for students.

Related exhibits: Time in a Bottle: A History of Owens-Illinois, Inc.


Harris Toy Company          ( MobileDevice Mobile)

We remember the Harris Toy Company, one of the most outstanding manufacturers of cast metal toys. Located in Toledo from its inception in 1887 to its purchase by Foster Jewell (later Standard Steel Tube Co.) in 1907, Harris Toys are still highly sought after by collectors and recognized for their quality and unique styles.

Related exhibits: Wholly Toledo: The Business and Industry that Shaped the City


Images of the S. S. Willis Boyer: Above Deck          ( MobileDevice Mobile)

A virtual tour of the museum ship formerly called and recently renamed Col. James M. Schoonmaker.  Website:

Lost Landmarks: Historic Toledo Buildings That Have Been Demolished or Altered          ( MobileDevice Mobile)

Toledo, like most modern cities has lost its share of early historic landmarks. This exhibit remembers a few of the most notable that are long gone or altered.

Virtual Tours of Toledo's Historic sites: Tour Guide


Toledo Civic Hall of Fame          ( MobileDevice Mobile)

Mayor Carty Finkbeiner began the Toledo Civic Hall of Fame in 1998. The Mayor appointed a nine-member commission to select four to eight people who had died at least two years prior and made major sustainable contributions to northwest Ohio outside of their profession. Out of 162 initial nominees, eight were chosen and formally recognized on January 21, 1998 at the 105th annual meeting of the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce. The mayor praised the inductees "for our survival in difficult times and for our prosperity in good times".


The Toledo Club Slideshow           ( MobileDevice Mobile)

Book titled The Toledo Club 1889-1989 compiled and edited by Carl N. White.  Copyright 2004, The Toledo Club


Toledo Historical Monuments and Markers

A PowerPoint presentations based on an earlier essay: Toledo Historical Monuments and Markers


Toledo's Industrial History: Early Auto Industry          ( MobileDevice Mobile)

Toledo has a long and continuous automotive history. For Toledo, the year 2000 not only marked the great roll-over of the millennial odometer, but also the centennial year of automobile production in the city. In the fall of 1900, the American Bicycle Company built a steam truck in a factory on Central Avenue. From that time with only a few interruptions, notably in the panic 1907 and the Great Depression, automobiles and trucks have been built upon this same site to the present day.

Related exhibits: Wholly Toledo: The Business and Industry that Shaped the City, Time in a Bottle: A History of Owens-Illinois, Inc., Faces of Steel: The People and History of the Acklin Stamping Company



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