Muslim-Baptist Dialogue program cover
Cover of a program from a Muslim-Baptist Dialogue banquet held at the Commodore Perry in downtown Toledo, June 3, 1974.
Second International Moslem Convention program cover
Cover of the program for the Second International Moslem Convention, held in Toledo and sponsored by the Syrian American Moslem Society, July 3-5, 1953. This society helped to establish the first Islamic center in Toledo.
O.B. Olive at his place of business in Toledo, Ohio
Mr. O.B. Olive (left), a founding member of the Toledo Muslim community, at his place of business.
Grand opening and ribbon-cutting of Islamic Center of Greater Toledo
The grand opening and ribbon-cutting of the Islamic Center, October 22, 1983. It was a spectacular and exciting event.
Construction inside the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo
View of construction inside the 65-foot dome, 1982-1983.
Placement of original dome on Islamic Center of Greater Toledo
Workers place the original dome on the Islamic Center while community members look on, 1983. The original dome, made of plaster, concrete, and Styrofoam, was replaced by an 18,000-pound gold-painted aluminum dome in 2004.
Children at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo groundbreaking
Children of the Islamic Center at its groundbreaking.
Islamic Center of Greater Toledo Building Project Working Group
Building Project Working Group, October 1980.
Prayer room at first mosque in Toledo, Ohio
View of the prayer room at the E. Bancroft mosque with its fabulous lights and varied carpets.
Group at dedication of first mosque in Toledo, Ohio
Group at the dedication of the E. Bancroft mosque, 1955.