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Holy Toledo

Holy Toledo Volume 1

Beauty & The Boat

Hidden along old US 24 remains one piece of Toledo, Ohio's rich history. The Miami Eerie Canal served as one of the areas first means of transportation for goods and passengers which greatly helped to boost the economic development of Toledo. Providence Park located in Grand Rapids, Ohio offers you the canal experience aboard The Volunteer; a reproduction of the mule drawn canal boats originally used. 

Styling & Direction: Jordan Chavez

Photographer: Clayton Frutig

Model: Tristen Davis



Holy Toledo Volume 2

Forever Fallen

August 20th marks the anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers, the final battle of the Northwest Indian War. The success of Anthony Wayne's troops over the Native American tribes led to further colonization in much of present day Ohio. This location was chosen to be part of the Holy Toledo project because of it's major significance in the development of the United States and thus Toledo. These images are meant to be an artistic rendering honoring the past with modern styling and concepts relating to our current culture and habits.

Styling & Direction: Jordan Chavez

Photographer: Clayton Frutig

Model: Danamarie Julianna



Holy Toledo Volume 3

Renaissance Girl

The Secor Bulding served as Toledo's premier hotel for over 60 years. The hotel was Constructed between 1906 and 1908 then placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Renaissance Girl was shot around the exterior of the building and is a symbol of Toledo's young people. The Renaissance Girl has broad interests, is skilled in various fields, knows her worth, and is in charge of her own destiny. She represents the guests that once filled the hotel as well as the persevering spirit that still fills the city.

Styling & Direction: Jordan Chavez

Photographer: Clayton Frutig


Holy Toledo Volume 4


On February 24th 1976 Tony Packo's dashed into national spotlight thanks to a mention by Toledo native Jamie Farr on the hit show M*A*S*H. "If you're ever in Toledo, Ohio, on the Hungarian side of town, Tony Packo's got the greatest Hungarian hot dogs. Thirty-five cents..." This line was the start of a beautiful relationship between the restaurant and the TV series. Packo's received several more references throughout the series, even garnering a mention in the show's final episode in 1983. This however is just a fraction of the brush with fame that the local hot dog stand experienced throughout it's 83 year existence. Packo's has also become known for it's signed buns by an extensive list of celebrity guests, everyone from Burt Reynolds to President Carter. Tony Packo's represents so much more than can be seen from the surface, it is the epitome of the American Dream. The example of how a vision and hard work can turn a modest beginning into something extraordinary.

Styling, Direction, & Photography : Jordan Chavez

Model: Sam Chambers