The Toledo Zoo / The New Deal in Toledo

The Toledo Zoo / The New Deal in Toledo (HMJUJ)

Location: Toledo, OH 43609 Lucas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 37.054', W 83° 34.753'

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The Toledo Zoo
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.

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The New Deal in Toledo
Hard hit as any city by the great depression of the 1930's Toledo benefited greatly from the federal "New Deal" programs. Construction of several zoo buildings was 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.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number11-48
Year Placed1987
Placed ByToledo sesquicentennial commission and Ohio historical socitety
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 4:59pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 285112 N 4610529
Decimal Degrees41.61756667, -83.57921667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 37.054', W 83° 34.753'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 37' 3.24" N, 83° 34' 45.18" W
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Area Code(s)419
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2700-2728 Broadway St, Toledo OH 43609, US
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