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Horse Stables / Visitors Center

 
 
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By TeamOHE, May 12, 2021
1. Horse Stables / Visitors Center Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1936, today's Metz Visitors Center was the first building erected on the former estate of Champion Spark Plug Company co-founder, R. A. Stranahan. This building served as the family's horse stables and included a blacksmith shop. Above the stables, a horse trainer and his family lived in an apartment now used as staff offices.

Look for the original stable doors. They were split in half to provide fresh air to the stalls. Stop by the Window On Wildlife exhibit to see how Metroparks altered the building to provide natural educational opportunities all seasons of the year. As you walk the trails today, imagine traversing them by horseback as the Stranahans once did. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
 
Location. 41° 40.835′ N, 83° 40.078′ W. Marker is in Wildwood, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on Brown Trail 0.2 miles west of Floodplain Trail, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toledo OH 43615, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker

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By TeamOHE, May 12, 2021
2. Horse Stables / Visitors Center Marker
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. The Story of Stranleigh (within shouting distance of this marker); Ballroom / Riding Area (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clay Tennis Court / Staff Parking Lot (about 600 feet away); Limousine Garage / Metroparks Hall (about 600 feet away); Lusk / Mewborn Riverview Boardwalk (about 700 feet away); River Diversion / Island / Air Intake Tunnel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Formal Gardens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manor House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wildwood.
 
Horse Stables / Visitors Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 12, 2021
3. Horse Stables / Visitors Center Marker
Horse Stables / Visitors Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 12, 2021
4. Horse Stables / Visitors Center Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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