Toledo: Libbey High School

Because of how much was left behind and the elaborate, historic architecture, Libbey High School ranks highly among my favorite exploring destinations.  As beautiful as it was, though, it never appears to have been popular among the other Toledo Public Schools, and had been haunted by threats of closure since the 1980’s.

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It was named after the founder of Libbey Glass and the Toledo Art Museum, Edward Drummond Libbey.  Despite an unpopular reputation compared to the other schools in the community and listed among potential closures over the course of the past 30 years, the school lasted until 2010.

After two years of scrapping, Libbey was demolished in 2012.

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4 thoughts on “Toledo: Libbey High School

  1. I love this. Trying to hear the laughter, teachers talking as they file papers in the wooden slots. Lots of memories made here. My high school was also demolished due to a bad reputation after drugs were circulated.

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  2. You showed me something I did not want to see. You did a great job of capturing beauty and the process of its destruction. We are working to place a Ohio Historical Marker on the property. It is a process of application, research, writing and fundraising. LibbeyHighSchoolOhioHistoricalMarker-facebook
    and email LibbeyHighSchoolOhioHistorical@gmail.com The application is due July 1st- but the process takes a few months.

    Monday April 17, 2017 we will celebrating the first annual Edward Drummond Libbey Day at the downtown library from 2-4 pm. This year’s project will be working for the placement of the historical marker on the old Libbey High School campus-the place in Toledo that truly honored Edward Drummond Libbey.

    This is done independently of any alumni group

    Thank you for your images.

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    1. What a wonderful project! It was such a beautiful school, I can’t believe it never had the designation. Best of luck, I look forward to visiting and photographing the marker someday!

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