Madison Avenue, Toledo   Save
Madison Avenue, Toledo
Description: Madison Avenue looking East from Erie Street. During the late nineteenth century, Toledo was known as the "City of Glass" for its numerous glass-producing facilities. However, due to its dependence on manufacturing, the city suffered high unemployment rates during the Great Depression. As World War II began, Toledo's industries began to focus on wartime production, and unemployment concerns disappeared. Toledo made a unique contribution to the war effort; home to the Willys-Overland Company, this firm began producing military Jeeps in 1941. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B13F12_002_001
Subjects: Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Federal Writers' Project--Works Progress Administration in Ohio--Downtown--architecture
Places: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)