Turn-of-the-century Toledo

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onceuponatown:

Toledo, Ohio. Boody House, Saint Claire and Madison Streets, circa 1900.   Named for Wabash Railroad President Azariah Boody, Boody House opened in June, 1872. Its 133 rooms each had a fire place and hot and cold running water, a rarity at the time. Boody House also claimed to have the only elevator between Chicago and Buffalo and was the site of the first functioning telephone in Toledo. afetr weeks of research and hundreds of person hours at Once Upon a Town offices, we can, with soe authority, say that this was the origin of the term “Boody Call.” The hotel was demolished in 1928.

10th and 20th

Manhattan: 10th Avenue And 20th Street -With A View Of The Church Of The Guardian Angel On The Far Right (July 28th 1931) -Percy Loomis Sperr, photographer An asbestos store- things you will never see again

Manhattan: 10th Avenue And 20th Street -With A View Of The Church Of The Guardian Angel On The Far Right (July 28th 1931) -Percy Loomis Sperr, photographer
An asbestos store- things you will never see again

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route22ny:

Tenth Avenue & 20th Street in Manhattan, with the Church Of The Guardian Angel visible on the far right.  Another classic hydrant–plenty of its brethren survive today–this time framed by a couple of street urchins.  Photo taken on July 28th 1931 by Percy Loomis Sperr.

“Honey, on the way home can you stop and pick up a couple of things for me at the asbestos store?