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Explore Toledo’s fascinating history through the Library’s vast architecture collection.
Our always-expanding collection, dating from the 1900s, features original architectural drawings, pen and ink renderings, and photographs from commercial and residential buildings including:
- Tillinghast/Willys Home
- Commodore Perry Hotel Ballroom
- Cherry Street/Martin Luther King Bridge
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Local History Research
The Local History and Genealogy Department is open during Main Library's renovation for in-person research (by appointment):
Monday | 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday | 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Rare Book Room
Visit the Rare Book Room in the Local History and Genealogy Department in person or view our collection online at:
For reference questions or to schedule an appointment call 419.259.5233.
Toledo : A History in Architecture
Learn more about architecture and local history with these great books available at your local Library.