The Libbey House

A Wonderful Toledo Treasure

Toledo Time Travels  |  11/15/2019 9:00 am

In 1890, after moving his family's glass business from the Boston area to Toledo two years earlier, Edward Drummond Libbey married Florence Scott. The couple soon commissioned architect David L. Stine to design their new home that was built at 2008 Scottwood Avenue in 1895. Today, this beautiful shingle and colonial revival style mansion is an important anchor for Toledo’s Historic Old West End neighborhood. 

This National Historic Landmark serves as a unique venue for the Libbey House Foundation to offer tours, events and receptions. Revenue from tours and rentals of the mansion for small weddings, bridal showers, retirement parties, birthday parties, corporate retreats and meetings are applied towards financial support of restoring and preserving the Libbey House. This is a one-of-kind venue for any event.

The nearly 10,000 square foot house features three floors, a cherry wood grand staircase, a mahogany parlor, and a paneled dining room accented by 10 hand-carved lion heads. Repeated throughout the house are dentil, egg and dart, and bead and reel moldings. And you can't miss the columns. There are doric, ionic, and Corinthian order columns inside and outside the house. The beautiful solarium overlooks the Toledo Museum of Art—gifted to our community by the Libbey's. 

More information for planning a tour or renting the Libbey House go to: www.libbeyhouse.org/

If You Go

What: The Libbey House

Where: 2008 Scottwood Ave, Toledo, OH 43620; (419) 252-0722

Hours: For special events, private tours and wedding rentals.

For the Kids: Honestly, there's not much here for the kids to see or do. 

Parking: Street parking is free and located close by to the house.

For more local history, check out Tedd Long's history blog at www.holytoledohistory.com.


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