The Local History and Genealogy Department of the Library is lucky to have a vast collection of architectural materials that we are digitizing and sharing with the community. New commissions are coming online weekly. These include blueprints, pen and ink drawings, architectural renderings in pastels, photographs and more. Recently, the Architecture of Northwest Ohio has undergone a significant redesign, with options making it easier to navigate and explore.
Browse the collection by location, navigating a map of Toledo and the entire region to see what drawings we have in your neighborhood. You could also explore the Old West End or downtown with this unique path through Toledo’s history.
We have uploaded 100 unique structures so far, and look forward to adding many more. Check back often to see what new buildings were added to the digital library. Don’t hesitate to reach out if we can be of assistance.
Epworth Methodist Episcopal Church
Charles Reynolds Residence
Freeman Company Commercial Building
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