I found a picture of a bar featuring a Seeburg jukebox on ebay and it is labeled as the Bomb Shelter, interior if typical bar in center with square surround of seats and booths. Where was it?? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Seeburg-3W1-Early-version-reconditioned-/221137663222?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item337cd4f4f6 look at last picture i couldnt figure how to post image sorry
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I don't see anything in the ad that it was from Toledo. I am sure that during the Cold War era of the 50's and 60's that there were many bars named the Bomb Shelter around the country. The jukebox remote selector looks just like the ones from the Yum Yum in the old north end back in the 60's
I believe the bomb shelter was next to Brendas body shop at the corner of Monroe and Huron.
I doubt that this was from Toledo's Bomb Shelter, a strip joint on Monroe St. and Superior back before the ball park was built. That block was torn down where the Bomb Shelter, Lips, Brenda's Body Shop, and other strip joints were located.
The picture on Ebay looks like a diner.
This is from the item's description:
"The last picture is a scan of an original 8 × 10 sales picture that I own. It is from 1949, Seeburg used to promote their equipment in the Ohio area. It shows a bar top full of the same wallboxes as being offered here."
Now that I look at the Bar picture carefully there is copy at the bottom of the pix that says Toledo Ohio, and from the line of bottles behind the bar it has to be a bar and not a diner. So the Downtown Bomb Shelter is most likely correct. While I am old, I was not hitting the bars in the 50's
Looks like you're right, OT. Boy, they sure had different looking bars back in the '40s and '50s. Looks like a diner not a bar.
I think the other strip club you're talking about was the Sheik’s Harem. My buddy has the old sign (“The Sheik’s Harem, Live Nude Girls”) hanging in his garage. His old company helped remediate the buildings before they were demoed.