The OWE book, neighborhood links, and recommended vendors.
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.
A neighborhood Instagram account.
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.
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
GENRAL CONTRACTOR / HANDY MAN:
Fred Fick Plumbing
PO Box 5162, Toledo, OH 43611
Salgau Roofing & Remodeling
Matuszak Mechanical Services
Shamy Heating and Air Conditioning
Cross Heating and Cooling
Voegeli Heating and Air Conditioning
LAWN MOWING / LANDSCAPING:
New North Windows
Eddie’s Hardwood Floors
(Call or Text)
To make updates to this list, email your recommendation to Jemma Hostetler.