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Architecture Echoes History

Posted about 17 days ago by April S

Posted in Local History and Nonfiction | Tagged with architecture, digital collections, local history, Old West End, Toledo, Ohio and tours

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

House Tours

Explore Old West End Festival House Tours at
tlcpl.org/nwoarch.

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:
toledolibrary.org/digitalcollections.

For reference questions or to schedule an appointment call 419.259.5233.
toledolibrary.org/localhistory

Toledo : A History in Architecture

Learn more about architecture and local history with these great books available at your local Library.

Toledo : a history in architecture 1835-1890 / William D. Speck
Toledo : a history in architecture, 1890-1914 / William D. Speck
Toledo : a history in architecture, 1914 to century's end / William Speck

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