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Published: 9/22/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago


Open house for Lathrop House in Sylvania

The Lathrop House in Sylvania, the principle portion of which was built from 1848-1850, served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Dozens of people attended an open house Sept. 22, which featured historical actors talking with groups about the home's history. Click on any image to enlarge photo, start slideshow.

Friends of Lathrop House treasurer K. LaVerne Redden, right, shows a packed room the built-in openings children will be able to remove in order to get a better look at the space in which runaway slaves hid during during their stay at the Lathrop House in Sylvania. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Friends of Lathrop House treasurer K. LaVerne Redden, right, shows a packed room the built-in openings children will be ...
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Burnetta O'Neal, of Ottawa Hills, right, joined other local residents during the open house. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Burnetta O'Neal, of Ottawa Hills, right, joined other local residents during the open house.
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Friends of Lathrop House treasurer K. LaVerne Redden, right, spoke to a packed room Saturday during an open house at the Lathrop House in Harroun Park in Sylvania. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Friends of Lathrop House treasurer K. LaVerne Redden, right, spoke to a packed room Saturday during an open house at ...
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Interior plans for reconstruction of the basement inside the Lathrop House were on display. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Interior plans for reconstruction of the basement inside the Lathrop House were on display.
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Visitors leave the Lathrop House in Harroun Park Saturday afternoon after an open house at the historic residence in Sylvania. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Visitors leave the Lathrop House in Harroun Park Saturday afternoon after an open house at the historic residence in Sylvania....
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Local broadcaster Rob Thomas reads the Emancipation Proclamation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Local broadcaster Rob Thomas reads the Emancipation Proclamation.
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 Friends of Lathrop House treasurer K. LaVerne Redden rings a bell announcing local broadcaster Rob Thomas', right, reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Friends of Lathrop House treasurer K. LaVerne Redden rings a bell announcing local broadcaster Rob Thomas', right, reading of the ...
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Lori Watkins, of Sylvania Township, center, snaps a picture of the false oven abolitionists used to hide runaway slaves. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lori Watkins, of Sylvania Township, center, snaps a picture of the false oven abolitionists used to hide runaway slaves.
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Lana Raney, of Sylvania Township, takes a peek at the reconstructed space runaway slaves would have stowed away in at the Lathrop House. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lana Raney, of Sylvania Township, takes a peek at the reconstructed space runaway slaves would have stowed away in at ...
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Reconstruction continues on the space used to house runaway slaves at the Lathrop House in Sylvania. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Reconstruction continues on the space used to house runaway slaves at the Lathrop House in Sylvania.
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