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Former Toledo House of Correction

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Metroparks of Toledo Area owns the former Toledo House of Correction. The building near Whitehouse is a well-known site.

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The Toledo House of Correction operated from 1918-1991 and housed people serving sentences for misdemeanor crimes. The inmates crew vegetables, raised hogs, and cattle, and quarried limestone on the farm.

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Former Toledo House of Correction known as the "workhouse" at the Blue Creek Conservation Area.

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A barred window at the former Toledo House of Correction near Whitehouse.

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An outhouse near the old barn next to the former Toledo House of Correction.

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Pieces of the Toledo House of Correction's exterior are falling apart.

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A view of the "workhouse" from across a field.

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The barn is one of several buildings that will remain standing on the property. Signs and other displays will inform future park visitors of the site's past as a working prison farm.

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