Lou Hebert spoke on the stories of the colorful characters, the cops, the controversy and the eventual collapse of Toledo’s notorious “badlands” of downtown Toledo circa 1900. It was an area that was its own “district” of the city where a supermarket of vice was allowed to flourish for decades.

Lou Hebert is a Toledo area native, and long-time radio and TV news broadcaster. His journalism work in Toledo, Detroit, Chicago and Denver earned him several national awards, including a Peabody from the University of Georgia.

The lecture was part of Lourdes Lifelong Learning program. Lifelong Learning is an educational program at Lourdes. It is open to all interested men and women, the only requirement for participation is an interest in ongoing learning. 

Support for Knowledge Stream is provided, in part, by a generous gift from The Appold Family Charitable Trust.