Friday, March 21, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Immaculate Conception Church, Old South End

Monroe Street


I have a lot more pictures from the Old West End to be posted over the next few days. Managed to cover a good bit of Scottwood and Robinwood, though I missed a very important block. If the weather, my health, and my finances cooperate, I'll go back to do several more blocks in a week or two.

Libbey House, Old West End

This is a National Historic Landmark, which is a designation substantially higher in the pecking order than listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built for Edward Drummond Libbey and Florence Scott Libbey had it built in 1895. For the benefit of my far-ranging readers, that's Libbey as in Libbey Glass. They also donated the land for the Museum of Art, built it, stocked it, expanded it, and endowed the hell out of it, with the request that an admission fee never be charged unless absolutely necessary. Except for an occasional temporary exhibit, the board of directors has had the decency to grant that request.
Ever notice that, sometimes, the fence can be every bit as good as the house?

Old West End Apartment Buildings

Toledo Museum of Art

One of the lesser known works of art at the place. It's known only to those who look up.