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New Boody: 1909

New Boody: 1909

Toledo, Ohio, circa 1909. "Madison Avenue." Fast-forward a few years from our previous view of downtown Toledo and we now have automobiles and a "New Boody." Which if you ask us looks very much like the Old Boody. View full size.


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The PNC Bank building...

... stands where the New Boody House was. It's a 27 story skyscraper built in 1929 for Ohio Savings Bank and Trust. The crash put it up for sale in 1931. Owens-Illinois glass headquartered there from 1935-1981 and I remember it, with the OI logo on top, from my youth. Ohio Citizens bought it from O-I and it was back to its original purpose-- banking. National merged with OC and took control and then National was consumed by PNC in 2008. It and the old Toledo Trust building were the big skyscrapers in mid century Toledo. Both under 30 stories.

Here it is today.

A lot less interesting.

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Car ID

Corbin car in middle of photo.

If there were an earthquake in Toledo

... would that shake its Boody?

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