Frederick Douglass Center gets $2.5 million for repairs

Toledo looks to invest in renovating Frederick Douglass Center
Published: Aug. 5, 2021 at 9:30 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The Toledo City Council agreed to spend $2.5 million on repairs for the Frederick Douglass Center.

Since 1979, the Frederick Douglass Center has called Indiana and North Hawley Street home. More than 40 years later, it needs some upgrades.

“It’s been neglected since its inception, so there’s a lot of work that needs to be done,” Albert Earl, board member of the Frederick Douglass Community Center said.

The money in the capital budget will pay for repairs like the roof, heating and windows.

“When the community has a newer facility, it plays a different role in terms of self-esteem and how you see things and view things,” said Earl.

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