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Vintage Sylvania on Parade

September 28, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Ted J. Ligibel

2:30 – 4:30 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 28

Rain date: 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Thursday, Sept. 30

Let’s wander downtown Sylvania and environs. Here’s a chance to look at the architecture of the central business core and some of its nearest neighbors. Discover century plus vintage buildings, distinctive architectural ornamentation, a hair salon that is one of Sylvania’s oldest structures, and one of the oldest stone bridges in Ohio, as well as dozens more unique places. And just maybe, a surprise stop at a rare original property virtually unchanged since 1900.

Preservationist, historian, and architectural connoisseur, Ted Ligibel, will help you see things you’ve walked past dozens of times…but perhaps never noticed! Ted J. Ligibel, Ph.D., has over 47 years of experience in historic preservation having been involved in dozens of efforts to save historic places in Ohio and Michigan. He learned the ropes in preservation before there even were any and ran the nation’s largest graduate program in Historic Preservation at Eastern Michigan University, retiring from there in 2020. He has written extensively on local history, historic preservation, and historic architecture.

This event is free but limited to 24 people. Hope to see you on the street!

For more information, contact Lifelong Learning Coordinator Dr. Laura Megeath at or 419-824-3707.


September 28, 2021
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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