House tours take place Saturday & Sunday from 11am until 5pm.
House Tours are the Jewel in the crown of the Old West End Festival. Each year, a grouping of homes is selected to open to the public. Homeowners graciously throw open their doors for Saturday and Sunday to share the unique architecture and history that makes up our Historic District.
$10/per person pre-sale (see locations below).
$15/person during Festival.
Children 12 and under FREE w/ paying adult.
PRE-SALE TICKET VOUCHERS available May 1st to 31st:
- Walt Churchill's Market Maumee, 3320 Briarfield Blvd., 419-794-4000
- Walt Churchill's Market Perrysburg, 26625 N. Dixie Hwy., 419-872-6900
- Handmade Toledo, 1717 Adams St., 419-214-1717
- Black Kite Coffee, Old West End, 2499 Collingwood Blvd., 419720-5820
- Schmitt & Company, 6561 Angola Rd., Holland, 419-930-5590
- Maddie & Bella Coffee Roasters, Toledo, 44 S. St. Clair St., 419-214-0822
- Maddie & Bella Coffee Roasters, Perrysburg, 117 Louisiana Ave., 419-931-0082
- Market on the Green, Toledo, 1806 Madison Ave., 567-585-0055
- Shaw Eye Care (Walmart), 5821 Central Ave., 419-536-9294
The Woolson-Brand Coachman’s House, 630 Floyd St. The architecture is a Shingled Clapboard style and was originally the Coachman’s house. We believe it was built around 1904 according to the Sanborn Fire Map but is rumored to be built as a playhouse in the late 1800s. Even from the outside, one is aware of the warmth and charm within. The stained glass windows are the first to catch your eye, and as you begin to look around you will see the charming renovations and upgrades.
The W.W. Morrison, Keppi-Kosmyna Home, 2044 Collingwood Blvd. was built in 1907 by famed architect George S. Mills. The exterior is a mix of Spanish Mission Revival and Arts and Crafts foursquare, adorned with original glass tile mosaics. The interior is a grand mansion with Mexican mahogany woodwork fusing the three styles of Colonial, Arts and Crafts, and Art Nouveau. The mantels and stairwell display hand craved irises and tulips, rich with wood inlay reminiscent of Charles Voysey.
The David L. Stine Home, 2333 Scottwood Ave. David L. Stine, distinguished painter and dean of architects in Toledo, lived in this 2nd floor duplex until his death in 1941. He designed the Lucas County Courthouse, Scott High School and the Libbey house on Scottwood. This home built in 1917 is an English Cottage Revival style. This home contains many charming details including a voice tube for visitors, leaded glass windows, door lock covers, bay windows and built-in bookcases in the living room. The exterior features considerable dimensional interest, with multiple rooflines and a “bump out” for the dining room. There is a cantilevered hoist at the rear of the house to lift heavy objects to the second floor. The front entry with its coffered barrel-vaulted ceiling is especially interesting.
Harold Arms - David & Jennifer Hanson, 2371 Scottwood Ave. This impressive Chateauesque style looking building has adorned Scottwood Ave. since 1907. Built for Aaron Chesbrough’s Miltimore Company, the Harold Arms was designed and crafted by Bernard Becker. One of the first examples of inner city multi-family living is this cluster of row houses. The lavish historical detail shown in this building is French Renaissance style. Of particular interest are the very decorative parapet dormers and arched sandstone porch entrance.
Jacob Gerold - Jennifer & Dana Richmond Home, 2725 Collingwood Blvd. This Four-Square style home was built in 1897 from plans drawn by the architectural firm of Langdon & Hohly (per the 1907 City Directory). This 5000 sq. ft., 6 bedroom & 5 bath home boasts the original paneled study, a parlor and butler’s pantry. The third floor was originally used as a ballroom. The property also has a decorative Carriage House that contains a 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. In later years, Marie Griswold, who was one of Toledo’s first female police officers lived here. She later owned Griswold Realty.