April 2008 Issue
Urban Legends - The Old West End
Vibrant museums, old neighborhoods and architectural treasures –– a tour of Toledo’s historic highlights shows you the Glass City’s fascinating character and culture.
Testimony to the turn-of-the-century wealth that glass, manufacturing and other industries brought to the city, Toledo’s Old West End neighborhood contains a large collection of late Victorian, Edwardian and Arts and Crafts homes. While a drive through this historic neighborhood offers a fair introduction to its 25 blocks of grand homes, one of the best ways to experience the neighborhood is to plan a visit during the annual Old West End Festival, June 7–8. The event features home and garden tours, as well as a juried art show, vintage car show and lawn and garage sales. Proceeds benefit the Old West End Association, which sponsors scholarships, community events and neighborhood preservation.
Take Monroe St. to Collingwood Blvd., 419/244-5676. www.toledooldwestend.com