The OWE book, neighborhood links, and recommended vendors.



Social Media

Historic Old West End on Facebook
The Historic Old West End page on Facebook is for everyone. “Like” and get all the neighborhood news.

Facebook Group for Neighbors
This is a private group for residents only. Keep connected in real-time with your neighbors.

OWE Grammers
A neighborhood Instagram account.

Area Institutions

Toledo Museum of Art
The TMA is the cornerstone of the OWE and one of our favorite neighbors!

The Arts Commission
The Arts Commission serves Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to develop and promote visual, performing, and literary arts… and is located here, in the OWE!


Old West End History Site
This site hosts vintage photos, historical research, and more…

The Libbey House
The Libbey House Foundation is dedicated to the rehabilitation of this National Historical Landmark built in 1895.

Old West End Antiques
This is an Antiques Market with several dealers featuring a variety of collectible items.

Old West End Book

The first book written about the Old West End was published in 2005 and sold out in six months. It has now been reprinted and is available for $26.95, which includes priority shipping and handling. All proceeds benefit the Old West End Association.

The book has an 8 1/2 X 11 inch glossy soft cover with 176 pages and over 380 rare and vintage photographs. It was written by Old West End resident Lawrence Stine with assistance from David Clawson, Fred Folger III, Kent Illenden, and the late Vince Rupp, Jr.

$26.95 per book with media mail shipping and handling. Make your check payable to the Old West End Association in the amount of just $26.95. Mail to: Old West End Association, PO Box 4652, Toledo, OH 43610.

Also available in Toledo at these fine outlets: (Please note: prices may vary depending on retailer)
Classics Gift Shop-Friends of the Library – 325 Michigan Street
Cutting Edge Barber Shop – The Toledo Club
Libbey Glass Factory Outlet Store – 205 South Erie Street
Old West End Antiques Market – 2023 Collingwood Blvd.

If you have older photos of the Old West End, we would be pleased to consider using them in our next book and this website. Your vintage Toledo photos are very important to us and our website viewers. Call 419-255-6956 or email us.

Recommended Vendors

We’ve asked around, and here is a list of recommended restoration vendors for your historic home. Keep in mind, all exterior work on homes in the Historic OWE must obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness prior to having work done. Curious if your contractor is licensed? Check out this handy link provided by the City of Toledo to find out!

Please make sure to do your own research before hiring any contractor to do work on your home. The Old West End Association does not endorse any of the contractors listed below. All contractors mentioned are referred by neighbors in the OWE.


Blue Line Roofing

Salgau Roofing & Remodeling

GreenSpace Solutions
Derek Bunch
ph: 419-349-6849

Mr Construction
Matt Ruetz
ph: 419-460-1930

JR Givens
ph: 239-200-9085

Fred Fick Plumbing
PO Box 5162, Toledo, OH 43611
ph: 419-215-2513

John Lenhart
ph: 19-729-1499

Dave McIntyre
ph: 419-356-4775

Salgau Roofing & Remodeling

Matuszak Mechanical Services
ph: 419-389-3128

Shamy Heating and Air Conditioning
ph: 419-727-1923

Cross Heating and Cooling
ph: 734-856-2400

Miller Mechanical
ph: 419-875-5045

Voegeli Heating and Air Conditioning
ph: 419-381-1701

GreenSpace Solutions
Derek Bunch
ph: 419-349-6849

Justin Mortimore
ph: 419-574-2376

John Zeigler
ph: 419-822-4488

Don Buck
ph: 419-320-2998

New North Windows
ph: 419-984-2151

EnerSol LLC
ph: 419-891-2112

Harrison Floors
ph: 419-691-9766

Lucas Buckley
ph: 419-280-1385

Eddie’s Hardwood Floors
ph: 419-461-1049

Ken Ottinger
ph: 419-297-844


Jennifer Bak
ph: 419-345-2851
(Call or Text)

Judy Stone
ph: 419-241-1717

Sue Postal
ph: 419-376-0151

Skip Gaynor
ph: 419-277-2626

To make updates to this list, email your recommendation to Jemma Hostetler.