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Address: From Collingwood Boulevard to Glenwood Avenue, W. Central Avenue and Monroe Street, Toledo, OH
Phone Number: 419-259-5233
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Beautiful historical homes

Lots to see. Drive through slowly and take in all these giant homes! If you get a chance go back during the holidays and take the homes tour!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Lots to see. Drive through slowly and take in all these giant homes! If you get a chance go back during the holidays and take the homes tour!

Thank Emugal17
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The homes in the Old West End are mainly from the Victorian period. It is well worth a drive or walk through the beautiful streets. Every year, during the first weekend in June, is the Old West End Festival. A selection of houses are open for touring, there is an art fair, food vendors, and music. Also, every year on... More 

Thank Karen A
Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This area features some truly unique gems. The people here have really done a good job preserving many of the architectural gems for this area. The old west end stands out as an incredible island of beautiful homes in a city filled with burned out and vacant houses. This area is worth the visit. If you want to help support... More 

Thank Charles B
Toledo, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The Old West End is a grand collection of homes built by the wealthy in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This was the area of the movers and shakers in early Toledo. On the first weekend of June the Old West End Festival is held. One of the homes opened this year was the Edward Drummond Libbey home. He... More 

Thank Mary F
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This part of Toledo takes up about 25 city blocks north of the Toledo Museum of Art. The area is known for holding the most Victorian, Edwardian and Arts and Crafts homes east of the Mississippi. Much of the construction here took place between 1875 and 1915. Some of the neighborhood has fallen into decay and is a bit sketchy.... More 

Thank Rumples
Wyandotte, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

...to take a pretty walk. The homes are beautiful and it's an enjoyable stroll, especially in the springtime.

1 Thank Lori48192
Toledo, Ohio
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Old West End is an area of Toledo where the old wealthy used to live in the 19th-early 20th century. It is the largest collection of historic Victorian homes in the area and consist of beautiful tree lined streets and stately homes. I have a few relatives who live in OWE and I have always desired to live in... More 

2 Thank erindent
Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We have been to the festivals in the summer and recently Tour Noel a Christmas decorations tour. That tour was too much talk about the house owners possessions and collections. The houses themselves are labors of love and worth visiting the neighborhood for. We stopped by the Black Kite Coffee Shop and loved the charm. There are fees when they... More 

Thank Jane3505
Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Proud history, proud residence.. The largest collection of Victorian era craftsmanship east of the Mississippi .. Take the holiday tour and enjoy

1 Thank Sonny_circumvehor
Tokyo, Japan
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9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Its interesting but not worth seeing unless you have a good local guide to explain the homes or during the holiday when there are open houses

3 Thank de-briefer

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