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Areas of Interest


Name of Place
Post Office Station C
Sector 6 Neighborhood
Police Office
Toledo Public Library
Mott Branch

Pickett Elementary School
Gunckel Elementary School
Stewart Elementary School
St. Martin de Porres School

1609 Dorr St.
1001 Indiana Ave.
1085 Dorr St.
1144 Blum St.
430 Nebraska St.
707 Avondale Ave.
1462 Woodland Ave.

Phone Number

Just south of Dorr Street, ONYX is a neighborhood named after its community development corporation, Organized Neighbors Yielding eXcellence. ONYX is bounded by Dorr Street, Interstate 75, Swan Creek, and the Conrail railroad tracks.

The ONYX neighborhood developed as streetcar lines along Dorr Street made the area more accessible to downtown Toledo. Architecture of the homes in ONYX dates back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, with gable front Folk Victorian, Neo-Colonial, and rectangular Arts and Crafts designs. Newer constructions which have replaced some of the older homes in ONYX are of Shed and Split-Level design. These homes sit upon moderately sized lots along a rectangular grid system.

Hamilton Park, on the western edge of the neighborhood, has a basketball court and picnic grounds. Gunckel Park, at the eastern edge, has a baseball diamond, tennis courts, and picnic grounds.

Although the neighborhood’s commercial district faced many demolitions in the early 1970s, ONYX has been active in revitalizing the businesses along Dorr Street. The nearby downtown and Toledo Warehouse District offer much in goods and services, and the Swayne Field and Franklin-Bancroft Shopping Plazas are a few miles north.

Adjacent to Interstate 75, ONYX is accessible to the entire metropolitan area. Dorr Street heads west to The University of Toledo,and several small shops and restaurants line the street. Nebraska runs west to The University of Toledo Scott Park Campus, a local community college, while Detroit and Collingwood Avenue provide access to North and West Toledo.

Homes in ONYX, based on 1990 census data, average from $20,000 to $30,000 in price, and have an owner occupancy rate of 45%. Over 10,000 people live in ONYX, and their average annual household income, based on 1990 census data, is around $13,000.

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