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  • 11-48 The Marker with the Broadway Street entrance to the zoo in the background. 11-48 The Marker with the Broadway Street entrance to the zoo in the background.
  • 11-48 The other side of the Marker. The trees in the background a part of Walbridge Park, which is mentioned on the Marker. 11-48 The other side of the Marker. The trees in the background a part of Walbridge Park, which is mentioned on the Marker.
  • 11-48 Walbridge Park which is on the west bank of the Maumee River, was the first location of The Toledo Zoo. 11-48 Walbridge Park which is on the west bank of the Maumee River, was the first location of The Toledo Zoo.
  • 11-48 Back of Marker 11-48 Back of Marker
  • 11-48 Front of Marker 11-48 Front of Marker
  • 11-48 Children at the Toledo Zoo 11-48 Children at the Toledo Zoo
  • 11-48 Museum of Science at the Toledo Zoo 11-48 Museum of Science at the Toledo Zoo
  • 11-48 Amphitheater at the Toledo Zoo 11-48 Amphitheater at the Toledo Zoo
  • 11-48 Main Library, Toledo 11-48 Main Library, Toledo
  • 11-48 Toledo WPA Nuresery Group 11-48 Toledo WPA Nuresery Group
  • 11-48 The Toledo Zoo 11-48 The Toledo Zoo
  • 11-48 The Toledo Zoo 11-48 The Toledo Zoo
  • 11-48 The Toledo Zoo 11-48 The Toledo Zoo
  • 11-48 The Toledo Zoo 11-48 The Toledo Zoo
  • 11-48 The New Deal In Toledo 11-48 The New Deal In Toledo
Title, side A
The Toledo Zoo
Title, side B
The New Deal in Toledo
Text, side A
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.
Text, side B
Hard hit as any city by the Great Depression of the 1930s, Toledo benefited greatly from the federal "New Deal" programs. Construction of several zoo buildings was only 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.
Address
2700 Broadway St
Toledo, OH 43609
Location
At the Broadway entrance to the zoo
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.617450, Longitude: -83.578730.
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