The OWE book, neighborhood links, etc.



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.

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.
Devoon – 911 Jefferson Ave.
Pumpernickel’s Deli – 2489 Collingwood Ave.
Toledo Museum of Art – 2445 Monroe Street

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.

Note: 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.


Old West End'er Ryan Bunch has collected a list of restaurants that deliver to the Old West End. If you have any edits/additions to the list, please contact Ryan:

Note: Make sure to check Yelp for reviews. The Old West End Association does not endorse any of these restaurants.