The Edward D. Libbey House is a National Historic Landmark at 2008 Scottwood Avenue in Toledo, Ohio. Built in 1895, it was the Home Edward Libbey (1854-1925), a businessman who revolutionized the glassmaking industry in the United States. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1983. It is now owned by a nonprofit public charity dedicated to its preservation.

Edward Drummond Libbey came to Toledo in 1888 from Boston, where he and his family owned the New England Glass Company. Mr. Libbey decided to move the company west to take advantage of Toledo’s plentiful natural gas and sand, both important resources for a glass manufacturer — as well as economical building sites and an enthusiastic labor force. Northwest Ohio welcomed Libbey with open arms. In fact, The Blade of August 17, 1988 wrote, “All Toledo welcomes you to the future glass center of the world!” In 1892, after firmly establishing the glass company in Toledo, Libbey changed the name of the business to The Libbey Glass Company.

In 1890, Edward Drummond Libbey married Florence Scott. They commissioned architect David L. Stine to design their home that was built at 2008 Scottwood Avenue in 1895. Today, this beautiful shingle and colonial revival style mansion is a major structure of Toledo’s Historic Old West End neighborhood.  Once restored, this National Historic Landmark will serve as a unique venue for the Libbey House Foundation to offer events and receptions on the first floor, and an education and conference center on the second and third floors.

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Libbey House: 126 years. Join us in 2021 as we celebrate the 126th anniversary of the Libbey House, a National Historic Landmark. The Libbey House Foundation is hosting a number of rescheduled events that celebrate the legacy of Edward Drummond and Florence Scott Libbey in Toledo and explore the Libbeys impact that shaped Toledo. The Libbey House Foundation is proud to partner with the Ohio Glass Museum in Lancaster, Ohio with objects from our collection on loan for this exhibit, 200 Years of Libbey! This exhibit will showcase some of the expansive collections and fascinating innovations made by Libbey, Inc., over the past 200 years. Libbey House Foundation, in partnership with the Ability Center of Greater Toledo, receives an Ohio History Fund Grant from the Ohio History Connection for accessibility improvements. This project is made possible in part by the Ohio History Fund, a grant program of the Ohio History Connection. The Ohio History Fund is made possible by voluntary donations of state income tax refunds, sales of Ohio History “mastodon” license plates, and other donations. The Harless Shepherd family graciously donates their collection of American Brilliant Cut Glass by Libbey to the Libbey House so that future generations can enjoy these beautiful examples of world class craftsmanship. The Toledo Woman’s Club donates antique furniture and paintings to the Libbey House to furnish the Bridal Room.