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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Mary F
Toledo, Ohio
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Toledo, Ohio
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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 

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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 

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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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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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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
Northwest Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My wife and I go every June to the Old West End Festival and have a great time. So many old historic homes it is spectacular. If you have a desire for garage sales, the festival is the time to go. The area is becoming more gentrified but there are still some sketchy areas that you should avoid but overall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

love the tours of the homes and the culture of the neighborhood, they just don't build them like that anymore

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Sylvania, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Just love the Old West End Festival every year - to stroll thru the Old West End neighborhoods and imagine what it must've been like to have been an affluent member of Toledo's society - Many new owners take great pride in their homes with beautifully restored homes and gorgeous landscaping. There are also many folks selling antiques, vendors with... More 

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