City of Toledo, Iowa

TOLEDO CITY HALLToledo Courthouse Corner - Copy
103 S. Church
P.O. Box 234
Toledo, IA  52342
641-484-2160
toledo2@mediacombb.net 
www.toledoia.com

QUICK AND EASY INFO

CITY LEADERS:
Council meets bi-monthly
2nd & 4th Monday, 7 pm
Mayor Dave Svoboda
City Clerk Kim McAdoo
Council:
Steve Vesely
Terry Goodhart
Travis Mullen
Brian Sokol
Joe Boll

THE STORY OF TOLEDO, IOWA
Toledo was chosen the county seat of Tama County in 1853 and its downtown area is full of landmarks on the National Register of Historic Places including the Tama County Courthouse which was built in 1866 at a cost of $25,000.  The Wieting Theater was built in 1912 and given to the people of Toledo by Mrs. Philip Wieting in memory of her husband.  The former Toledo fire station was built in 1875 and has been completely renovated into a private residence and features a swimming pool and elevator.   Hotel Toledo was built in 1901 and still serves travelers and permanent guests; its lobby has a marble floor, elegant beamed ceiling and grand fireplace.  The Tama County Historical Museum and Genealogical Library is housed in the former county jail which was built in 1870; a restored log cabin is on site.

Toledo is home to the original “Butter Cow Lady”, Norma (Duffy) Lyon.  A bronze cow/calf sculpture was erected on the hilltop at the intersection of Highways 30 & 63 in her honor and the Toledo Library has a display case dedicated to her achievements.

The Annual Stoplight Festival is the Friday after the 4th of July.  Toledo celebrates Independence Day with a 5K run and fireworks and Christmas with lots of holiday activities.  A farmers market sets up shop every Friday afternoon on the courthouse square between May and October.

3 Comments on “City of Toledo, Iowa”

  1. Doug Johnston September 27, 2016 at 6:37 pm #

    I really don’t have a comment but a question. As a kid in the 1959 I lived on Church Street and behind our house there was a log cabin church. I’m wondering if it is still there and what denomination it was.

    • Tama County, Iowa September 28, 2016 at 2:52 pm #

      There is a log cabin house on Washington and Broadway in Toledo, which is right next to Church Street. I will check with the Tama County Historical Preservation Commission about the history of the building.

  2. Tammy Brown July 10, 2017 at 4:54 pm #

    I live in the log cabin on Washington and Broadway that was built originally as a church in 1910. We purchased it a few years ago and have remodeled inside and out trying to stay as close to the 1910 decor as possible. We have added on a rustic large porch

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