Front Text : "Birmingham - Ironville"

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.
 

Back Text : "Birmingham - Ironville"

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.

 

 

National Register of Historic Places added 1996

Roughly bounded by Genesee, York, Esther, Magyar, Consaul, and Conrail Tracks , Toledo

Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Late Victorian
Area of Significance: Architecture, European
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Religion
Historic Sub-function: Business, Church Related Residence, Religious Structure, Restaurant, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Religion
Current Sub-function: Business, Church Related Residence, Religious Structure, Restaurant, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store

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