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  • 16-48 Entering Birmingham on Front St. at I-280 16-48 Entering Birmingham on Front St. at I-280
  • 16-48 Tony Packo's made famous by Jamie Farr on the television show M.A.S.H. 16-48 Tony Packo's made famous by Jamie Farr on the television show M.A.S.H.
  • 16-48 Looking east down Consaul Street with Tony Packo's on the left, and St. Stephen's Church on the right. 16-48 Looking east down Consaul Street with Tony Packo's on the left, and St. Stephen's Church on the right.
  • 16-48 Artwork in front of a fire station across Front St. near Tony Packo's 16-48 Artwork in front of a fire station across Front St. near Tony Packo's
  • 16-48 Consaul Street 16-48 Consaul Street
  • 16-48 St. Stephen's Church and School 16-48 St. Stephen's Church and School
  • 16-48 in front of St. Stephen's Church 16-48 in front of St. Stephen's Church
  • 16-48 St. Stephen's Church 16-48 St. Stephen's Church
  • 16-48 The Marker is at the far left of the photo. It is on the lawn of the Toledo-Lucas County Library, Birmingham Branch. 16-48 The Marker is at the far left of the photo. It is on the lawn of the Toledo-Lucas County Library, Birmingham Branch.
  • 16-48 The Marker at the corner of Paine St. and Genesee St. 16-48 The Marker at the corner of Paine St. and Genesee St.
  • 16-48 A painting in the library 16-48 A painting in the library
  • 16-48 What the painting in the library is trying to to tell the viewer. 16-48 What the painting in the library is trying to to tell the viewer.
  • 16-48 Hungarian noodles are made here 16-48 Hungarian noodles are made here
  • 16-48 The Hungarian Club on Paine St. 16-48 The Hungarian Club on Paine St.
  • 16-48 The Calvin United Church of Christ 16-48 The Calvin United Church of Christ
Title, side A
Birmingham - Ironville
Text, side A
The Birmingham and Ironville neighborhoods were so named because of their early iron industries located along Front Street and the Maumee River. This became Toledo's first area of heavy industrial development with iron manufacturing, coal shipping, oil refining, shipbuilding, and flour milling operations. In 1864 the Manhattan Iron Company built a charcoal blast furnace near the river's mouth, securing fuel from nearby forests.
Text, side B
The neighborhood adjoining the site became known as Ironville and is now part of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority site. In 1890 the National Malleable Casting Company sponsored nearly a hundred Hungarian families to move to East Toledo. These immigrants formed the core of the Birmingham neighborhood which continues to retain its strong ethnic heritage and cultural pride.
Location
Front Street and Maumee River
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.662917, Longitude: -83.496843.
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