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June 24, 2014


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OOH!! I love this! I am intrigued by all the good that the WPA did - especially nice to read of it, here.

Dominique King

I've always been fascinated by things like the WPA and CCC projects and have written about a lot of them in northern Michigan. The first thing that struck me when I visited the zoo in Toledo, Ohio was the cool 20s and 30s era architecture, and it's been great to see how they've managed to find new uses for the older buildings...rather than simply tearing them down.

Tonya {The Traveling Praters}

I visited the Toledo Zoo as a young child and remember loving it- especially the hippos. It made a definite impact on me and I've always wanted to return. Maybe it's time to add it to my to-do list. Love that architecture!

Adam Sommer

My family loves zoos, and actually has family in Toledo, so we'll be sure to visit next time we go to Ohio. Great post!

Dominique King

Adam-Thanks for including this post about Toledo's Zoo in your Best of the Midwest year-end post! The zoo sounds like a must-do for you and your family...Toledo recently revamped their penguin and flamingo exhibits, plus they are deep into a major renovation project with their historic aquarium. There are also lots of cool family-friendly programs and other features. The past few years have brought some exciting improvements and enhancements to the zoo and its programs, while maintaining some of the cool architectural features that history buffs like me love.

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