“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Wildwood, Ohio

Clickable Map of Lucas County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Lucas County, OH (327) Fulton County, OH (97) Henry County, OH (102) Ottawa County, OH (142) Wood County, OH (213) Lenawee County, MI (127) Monroe County, MI (185)  LucasCounty(327) Lucas County (327)  FultonCounty(97) Fulton County (97)  HenryCounty(102) Henry County (102)  OttawaCounty(142) Ottawa County (142)  WoodCounty(213) Wood County (213)  LenaweeCountyMichigan(127) Lenawee County (127)  MonroeCounty(185) Monroe County (185)
Toledo is the county seat for Lucas County
Wildwood is in Lucas County
      Lucas County (327)  
      Fulton County (97)  
      Henry County (102)  
      Ottawa County (142)  
      Wood County (213)  
      Lenawee County, Michigan (127)  
      Monroe County, Michigan (185)  
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1Ohio (Lucas County), Wildwood — 2 — Ballroom / Riding Area
This clearing once held a ball room and indoor horse-riding arena. The Stranabans used the site to host parties for their business clients and elite social circle. The building included an orchestra stand, large fireplaces, and built-in . . . Map (db m173508) HM
2Ohio (Lucas County), Wildwood — 3 — Clay Tennis Court / Staff Parking Lot
Hidden under this parking lot Trests a clay tennis court used by the Stranahan family and their guests from the late 1930s through the 1960s. ollowing a match, workers at the estate smoothed the court's surface and re-taped the court lines . . . Map (db m173503) HM
3Ohio (Lucas County), Wildwood — 8 — Formal Gardens
The restoration of the formal gardens began in 2008, with a generous donation from the Carson family. The formal gardens were designed by famed landscape architect Elen Biddle Shipman, who also designed gardens for the Rockefellers, Fords, . . . Map (db m173514) HM
4Ohio (Lucas County), Wildwood — 1 — Horse Stables / Visitors Center
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. . . . Map (db m173506) HM
5Ohio (Lucas County), Wildwood — 9 — Limousine Garage / Metroparks Hall
After making their fortune in the Automotive industry, the Stranahan family enjoyed traveling in style. This building housed their limousines and provided a work area to msintenance other vehicles. In 1912, 26 year-old R.A. Stranahan secured a . . . Map (db m173505) HM
6Ohio (Lucas County), Wildwood — Lusk / Mewborn Riverview Boardwalk
Hundreds of people were involved in the 1973-1974 grassroots effort to save what is now known as Wildwood Preserve. Dr. William Mewborn and John S. Lusk served as co-chairmen and were the heart and soul of the campaign to pass the levy. . . . Map (db m173509) HM
7Ohio (Lucas County), Wildwood — 5 — Manor House
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 . . . Map (db m173511) HM
8Ohio (Lucas County), Wildwood — 6 — Putting Green
The original Stranahan Estate included a nine-hole putting green in the front yard. R. A. Stranahan and his son Frank honed their golf skills by dropping balls in the grassy oval inside the driveway and chipping them onto the putting The . . . Map (db m173512) HM
9Ohio (Lucas County), Wildwood — 4 — River Diversion / Island / Air Intake Tunnel
One feature that enticed the Stranahan family to purchase this property in the 1920s and 1930s was that the scenic Ottawa River passed through the grounds. During construction of the home, workers diverted the waterway a half-mile from its . . . Map (db m173510) HM
10Ohio (Lucas County), Wildwood — 7 — Swimming Pool
Buried under this lawn is a 25 by 75 foot in-ground swimming pool. Installed in 1938, the pool featured both high and low diving boards. In the summer months, R.A. and Page Stranahan hired a swimming instructor to come to the estate to give . . . Map (db m173513) HM
11Ohio (Lucas County), Wildwood — The Story of Stranleigh
The first half of the twentieth century was an uncertain, but exciting time in American history. In 1910, R.A. Stranahan moved the struggling Champion Spark Plug Company (owned by R.A. and brother F.D.) to Toledo. While Stranahan secured . . . Map (db m173507) HM
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Aug. 14, 2022