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Wildwood in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Manor House

 
 
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By TeamOHE, May 12, 2021
1. Manor House Marker
Inscription.  This beautiful, but imposing Georgian Colonial style mansion was constructed for R.A. and Page Stranahan during the heart of the Great Depression. About 100 local craftsman, architects and laborers erected the 32,000 square foot home in a two year span, from 1936 to 1938. The home includes 35 primary rooms, 17 bathrooms and 16 fireplaces. It is built of steel and reinforced concrete.

The Stranahan home was the centerpiece of an estate known as "Stranleigh.” The title combines the family's last-name and an old English suffix meaning meadow or clearing in a forest. Stranleigh boasted a large farm with cattle, sheep, corn and bean fields, as well as extensive orchards and staff housing.

The manor house stood as a sanctuary for the Stranahan's large family for more than three decades. Today the park covers 500 of the original 750 acre estate. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
 
Location. 41° 40.857′ N, 83° 39.861′ W. Marker is in Wildwood, Ohio, in Lucas

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By TeamOHE, May 12, 2021
2. Manor House Marker
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County. Marker is on Brown Trail 0.1 miles north of Floodplain Trail, on the right when traveling north. 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. Putting Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Formal Gardens (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Swimming Pool (about 400 feet away); Lusk / Mewborn Riverview Boardwalk (about 500 feet away); Clay Tennis Court / Staff Parking Lot (about 600 feet away); River Diversion / Island / Air Intake Tunnel (about 600 feet away); Limousine Garage / Metroparks Hall (about 700 feet away); Horse Stables / Visitors Center (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wildwood.
 
Also see . . .  Manor House Tour Pictorial. (Submitted on May 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.)
 
The Manor House image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 12, 2021
3. The Manor House
Interior of the Manor House image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 16, 2021
4. Interior of the Manor House
Dedication plaque for the Wildwood Preserve image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 12, 2021
5. Dedication plaque for the Wildwood Preserve
Additional plaque for the Manor House image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 12, 2021
6. Additional plaque for the Manor House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Last updated on May 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 18, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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