Toledo, Ohio audio tour: Toledo’s Old West End: Campus Neighborhood Stroll

Toledo’s Old West End: Campus Neighborhood Stroll

Walking Tour

180 mins

About the Tour

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.

Tour Producer


Tedd Long

Welcome to Northwest Ohio! I'm Tedd Long, writer and curator of I love introducing guests to my favorite local history stories and showing off the Maumee Valley. I also enjoy hearing people who have lived here all their life say things like, "Gee, I didn't know that!" or "I never knew that was here!" Plus, I'm known for never missing a good meal so I'll make sure to pass along where to catch a delicious bite to eat or enjoy a relaxing drink while we're out and about. Whether we're walking or driving—I have so much to share! Let's go...

Major Landmarks

  • Scott High School

  • Collingwoods Arts Center

  • Gerber Mansion

  • Tiedke Home

  • Harold Arms Apartments

Directions to Starting Point

Our walking tour will start at the corner of Collingwood and Delaware Avenue. Park your car in the Black Kite parking lot and we'll head out from there.

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Places to stop along the way

Looking for a local coffee shop? Black Kite Coffee at Collingwood and Delaware offers fresh brewed coffee, specialty drinks, plus homemade savory pies & donuts with a bohemian vibe.

Best time of day

Early mornings and afternoons are a great time to tour the Old West End. Summer evenings are nice too.


Toledo is like most other cities around the world, in that if you are sensible and take a few common-sense precautions, you should be fine. You may not want to lug around a large camera on this two-hour stroll but certainly bring along your phone to take some shots to share.


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Toledo’s Old West End: Campus Neighborhood Stroll