The Jack Ford Urban Affairs Center

Discover Toledo Walking Tours

Promedica headquartersSummertime and its warm weather are here, and that makes it the perfect time to put on your comfortable shoes for the 34th annual Toledo walking tours.

The free, public tours will be held every Thursday from July 12 through Aug. 30 from noon to 1 p.m., rain or shine.

Sponsored by the Jack Ford Urban Affairs Center and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, the downtown walking tours will take place:

July 12 - Fifth Third Building, N. Summit and Jackson
The tallest skyscraper in Toledo. Come and see the view from the 23rd floor. Meet in lobby of One Seagate on Summit Street. Photo ID needed to get to the upper floors.

July 19 - The Edward Drummond Libbey House, 2008 Scottwood Ave.
Built in 1895 and designed by noted Toledo architect David Stine. Meet at front gate.

July 26 - Central Catholic High School, 2550 Cherry St. and Birckhead Place
Hear history of the area and walk through Birckhead Place, an early planned community. Meet in Central Catholic parking lot, south of building.

August 2 - ProMedica Headquarters, 100 Madison Ave.
See the interior and hear the story of the adaptive reuse of a historic building. Meet inside the main entrance of the Steam Plant. Try to arrive a few minutes early so we can sign you in and begin the tour on time.

Central Catholic High SchoolAugust 9 - Kahlo-Wright House, 1822 Cherry St.
View one of Toledo's remaining 19th century mansions plus a surprise additional building. Meet in parking lot adjacent to home.

August 16 - The Oliver House, 27 Broadway St.
The oldest commercial building (1859) in continual use in the city. Explore this fine example of adaptive reuse. Meet in the parking lot.

August 23 - Madison Avenue, from St. Clair to Erie.
Hear about the history of this important street in Toledo's history. Meet at Madison and N. St. Clair, Levis Square.

August 30 - Library Square
Discover the history that surrounds the Main Library. Meet at the corner of Adams & Michigan. Free parking in the Library's garage.
Discover Downtown Toledo Walking Tours are sponsored by the University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center, Toledo History Museum and the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

For more details, please call the Local History and Genealogy Department at 419.259.5233.

Last Updated: 6/30/19