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Summit Street: 1909

Summit Street: 1909

Toledo, Ohio, circa 1909. "Summit Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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On the EuropeanPlan

You might see them on the street:

Harry Barnett, bell boy, Niagara Hotel, rooms same
Jay Black, bell boy, Niagara Hotel
Fred Goldner, engineer, Niagara Hotel, rooms same
Mark O. Hankins, manager, Toledo Advertising Service, boards Niagara Hotel
W. Barret Hankins, advertising agent, boards Niagara Hotel
James McDonough, manager, Crescent Realty Co., boards Niagara Hotel
Blake Severcool, clerk, Niagara Hotel
Earl P. Severcool, proprietor, The Niagara Hotel, home same
Mrs. Mary E. Severcool, boards, Niagara Hotel
John E. Weir, manager, The Raimant, boards Niagara Hotel
Mrs. Helen Zimmerman, rooms Niagara Hotel

From the Toledo Publishing Company 1910 city directory for Toledo, Ohio

I was just there.

I am just starting research for a book on The Lion Dry Goods Store (325-31 Summit Street), and feel as if I was just looking down the street. I was there in 1964 as a stock boy at the Lion Store.

Here is the 1910 "roster" for this block of Summit Street from the Toledo Directory Company:

Left side of Summit looking from Madison Avenue toward Adams Street
301 United Cigar Stores Co.
303 Hendrick Candy Co.
305 I. F. Strasburger
305 E. G. Herrick
305 Burnham, Stoepel & Co.
307 J. J. Freeman & Co.
309 Drinkwater & Co.
309–11 Kresge 5c & 10c store
313 The Raiment
313–17 Pacific Express Co.
315 A. J. Heesen
315 Dr. S. E. Starr
315 Dr. W. C. Chinn
317 Wilmington & Co.
319 M. F. Newcomer & Son
319 Pacific Express Co. storeroom
321–3 S. H. Knox & Co.
325–31 The Lion Dry Goods Co.
325 D. C. Hoffman
333–47 Lamson Bros. Co.

Right side of Summit looking from Madison Avenue toward Adams Street
300–4 City Loan Co.
302 Severcool & Co.
302–10 Niagara Hotel
302 Earl P. Severcool
302 Duket & Askam
304 Nirdlinger Furnishing Goods Co.
306–8 Almon Hall
308 I. Kopelman & Co.
308 C. T. De Veaux
310 Menter & Rosenbloom Co.
310 J. G. Carter Piano Co.
310 John G. Carter
312 G. R. Aylsworth
312–14 First National Bank
318 Walcott & Knapp Co.
318–20 Metropolitan Business College
320 Wachter Shoe Co.
322 The Hofbrau [Lunch Room?]
322 Joseph Kest
324–26 Kobacker Furniture Co.
328 F. J. Trost
336 D. M. Kable
336 Dr. P. S. Rieg
336 P. W. Rieg
338 Merchants and Clerks Savings Bank
340 Peoples Credit Clothing Co.
340 W. G. Brown
342 vacant store
342 A. V. Watkins
344–46 Star Hardware Co.
348 Stolberg & Parks
348 Toledo Upholstering Co.

You can also see J. R. Grosman (243), The Judd-Gross Co. (245) and The Huston & Co (247)

United We Stand

As usual, the United Cigar Store at its customary corner location.

All Gone now

Ah the days of "urban removal" took all approx 40% of the building in downtown Toledo - Have to learn by our mistakes.

A tell

2:28:29, somewhere in time, certainly no longer in anyone's memory, but full of all the collective hopes and aspirations of these throngs, perhaps seen superficially on their faces

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