Old West End

The Old West End is a historic neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio, and is considered to be “the largest neighborhood of late Victorian, Edwardian, and Arts & Crafts homes east of the Mississippi.” The south end of the neighborhood is bounded by the Toledo Museum of Art and the eastern edge by churches of many denominations on Collingwood Boulevard. The area has homes varying in area from 1,200 to 10,000 square feet (930 m2).

In 1818, the first log home was built in the area now known as the Old West End; then in 1829, the first tavern and store were built. The Old West End was platted in 1866, and “the wealthiest and most well-to-do of Toledo began moving away from their former downtown homes to live in this new development far from the city”. The Old West End “experienced most of its growth between 1875 and 1915. By the late 1870s, the area became a very popular place to live; “…families began to build ‘out in the woods in the West end.” In the heyday of the neighborhood, “Collingwood Avenue became known as the Avenue and eventually as the Avenue of Churches”, because of all of the churches that lined and still line Collingwood Avenue.

Welcome to the Historic Old West End of Toledo, Ohio. This neighborhood is one of the best-kept secrets in the country with Twenty-five city blocks making up one of the largest collections of late Victorian houses left standing in the United States. Frank Lloyd Wright studied this area in the planning of his Oak Park Project in Illinois. Pristine examples of Colonial, Georgian, Italian Renaissance, Queen Ann, Dutch Colonial, French Second Empire, and Arts and Crafts homes fill our streets. We invite you to experience our rich and glorious history and architecture. The Old West End Association Preservation Committee with support from The Lucas County Landbank is pleased to announce the project plans to stabilize and market 624 Delaware.

Neighborhood Attractions

  • Countless historic homes and churches. Diegel Bed Bug Exterminator Toledo
  • Mansion View Inn
  • Toledo Museum of Art
  • Toledo Symphony Orchestra(TMA Peristyle)
  • Rosary Cathedral Collingwood Arts Center

Restaurants and Pubs

  • Manhattan’s Pub ‘n Cheer is located at 1516 Adams St, Toledo, OH
  • King Garden is located at 2839 Monroe St, Toledo, OH
  • Attic On Adams is located at 1701 Adams St, Toledo, OH
  • Wesley’s Bar & Grill is located at 1201 Adams St, Toledo, OH
  • Robert’s Food & Spirits is located at 2635 N Detroit Ave, Toledo, OH

 

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