Take in one of the largest collections of Victorian, Edwardian, and Arts and Crafts homes in the United States on this walking tour of Toledo’s Old West End.
This two-hour walk covers the neighborhood that housed the St. Ursula Academy and Mary Manse College campus. You’ll come across many astonishing mansions, homes, and apartments in a myriad of designs and styles. But the hallmark of this tour is the cluster of historical buildings that once served as a convent for the Ursuline Order of the Sacred Heart, and which later housed the St. Ursula Academy and Mary Manse College. Along the way, you’ll hear stories about past and present occupants, and the architects behind many of the buildings you’ll see on this neighborhood stroll. You’ll also pick up a thing or two about how to tell different architectural styles apart.
If you love classic design and a good story, this walk back in time won’t disappoint. Your host, Tedd Long, is joined by Dr. Ted Ligibel, director emeritus of Eastern Michigan University’s award-winning Historic Preservation program, who began his career in 1974 with the Landmarks Committee of the Maumee Valley Historical Society. We look forward to sharing with you the rich history and glorious architectural styles of Toledo’s Old West End, and in particular, the bold and beautiful campus of Mary Manse College and St. Ursula Academy.
This tour is one in a three-part series exploring Toledo’s enchanting West End district, available on the VoiceMap app.