Downtown Toledo, 2020
Over the years, the Toledo skyline has had many changes, but also a few constants. The Water Street Station was constructed in 1896, primarily to provide electricity to Toledo’s street cars, but also arc lights, buildings and residences. The station grew and evolved over the years, eventually becoming the Toledo Edison Steam Plant and providing steam heat to downtown buildings until 1985. It is now the headquarters for ProMedica health system, but retains it’s traditional visual impact on the Toledo skyline.
Over the years, many of the dockside warehouses and terminals have made way for office buildings, like Fifth Third Bank’s northwest Ohio headquarters, hotels, like the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel, attractions, like Imagination Station Toledo, and parks, like Promenade Park.
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