Introducing a legendary Toledo landmark that graced the intersection of Madison Avenue and St. Clair Street for an impressive fifty-five years—the Boody House Hotel. This architectural gem, which debuted its doors in June 1872, became a beloved hub of hospitality and sophistication in the city.
The grandeur of the Boody House was exemplified by its 133 guest rooms, each adorned with its own fireplace—a luxurious amenity that added warmth and elegance to the stay for every guest. Moreover, the hotel boasted a remarkable feature for its time: every room had access to both hot and cold water, a revolutionary innovation that delighted visitors and set the standard for modern comfort.
For over five decades, the Boody House stood as exceptional service, fine accommodation, and a commitment to exceeding guests' expectations. However, in 1928, the legacy of the hotel took a bittersweet turn. In order to make room for progress, the cherished building was reluctantly torn down, making way for the construction of the Ohio Savings Bank and Trust Company—a new chapter in the city's evolving landscape.
While the physical presence of the Boody House is no more, its memory lives on as a testament to Toledo's vibrant history. It remains etched in the hearts and minds of those who experienced its elegance and hospitality, a cherished symbol of an era defined by unparalleled service and timeless architectural beauty.
Today, we honor the legacy of the Boody House—a landmark that shaped the city's identity and left an indelible mark on Toledo's cultural tapestry.