This person:

apparently went to Toledo recently and did an amazing job of documenting our downtown area.

If you follow the link instead of the picture below, the 2nd photo shows my old workplace.  NOT Cesars Showbar, but the one next to it.  The first photo is Pythian Castle which is an amazing piece of architecture and completely derelict.   Very very sad.  It’s just across the corner from the 2nd pic.

My husband works for Owens-Illinois whose original headquarters is one of the “skyscrapers” shown.

If you scroll down to the second set of pictures he shows my daughters neighborhood which is really unbelievably amazing to look at.

He also talks about the lack of people in our Downtown, which if you knew me when I worked downtown I touched on frequently.  Very very sad.

Comments on: "No need for a trip to Toledo" (0)

  1. It seems like a terrible waste… what a nice town it used to be. 

  2. Beautiful city, awesome detail on some of the buildings. I know it’s not a good thing, but I sort of like the empty streets, since we are so over crowded here. 

  3. Looks like a nice place to live.

  4. Well, it depends on what one wants to see and I think each place has its own uniqueness, right?

  5. Toledo is amazing and terrible all at the same time. We have so many amazing parks, something that I’ve learned from my online friends isn’t all that terribly common – We also have really cheap housing, which is great for young folk gettin’ out on their own. 

  6. That was such a neat way to see your city.  Haha — I had to laugh — 5/3 is very prominent in your town.  That bank took over my bank quite a few years ago.What was the Pythian Castle?  I hate to see grand old buildings falling apart like that.Wouldn’t it be fun if we could travel back and see it when it was up and coming and vital?  @chaosconfetti – If you had some really sharp govt officials, they could use that inexpensive housing to draw people in but I would suppose that there would have to be jobs there, too.

  7. @skanickadee – We have a lot of banks.  Banks, churchs and restaurants.  No jobs, no people, but we’re all ready if they ever come back!Pythian Castles are all over the US and quite cool.“Toledo’s Pythian Castle: Shaky Past, Mysterious Future The Pythian Castle, located at Property located at 801 Jefferson Ave., at the corner of Jefferson Ave. and Ontario St. in downtown Toledo, was built in 1890 by the Knights of Pythias, a men’s organization that is like a secret club. The castle was used as both a meeting place and as a music store. Inside this six-story building are two auditoriums, several ballrooms and many small rooms that were used by practicing musicians. It is a landmark listed on the Register of Historic Places. “

  8. @tracy – Wow – thanks for filling me in.  I have never heard of that.  That sounds like a really cool building.  The whole empty city thing is heartbreaking.  You just wonder where it all went wrong and if there is anything that could bring it back.

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