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

Toledo’s Old West End: Cathedral Neighborhood Stroll

Walking Tour

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180 mins
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1.8mi

About the Tour

On this 90-minute walking tour, you’ll explore the northern neighborhoods of Toledo's Old West End, with its many wonderful buildings including Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral. Along the way, you’ll take in one of the largest collections of Victorian, Edwardian, and Arts and Crafts homes in the United States, and hear stories about the people behind them. You’ll also hear about how Toledo’s sister city in Spain, influenced this historical Old West End district.

If you love classic design and a good story, this stroll 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 grace and beauty of Rosary Cathedral.

This tour is one in a three-part series exploring Toledo’s enchanting West End district, available on the VoiceMap app.

Tour Producer

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Tedd Long

Welcome to Northwest Ohio! I'm Tedd Long, writer and curator of www.holytoledohistory.com. 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

  • Collingwood Villa

  • Baldwin Heights Subdivision

  • Rosary Cathedral

Directions to Starting Point

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

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

The Rosary Cathedral sanctuary is a must-see. Looking for a local coffee shop? Black Kite Coffee at Collingwood and Delaware offers freshly 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.

Precautions

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: Cathedral Neighborhood Stroll