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Manor House at Wildwood Preserve

MANOR16Gardens

A view of the gardens is offered from a window inside the master bedroom at the Manor House.

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MANOR16Grill

The lower level "Grill Room" sports one of the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve's 16 original fireplaces. The house, located at 5100 W. Central Ave., Sylvania Township, offers free tours on Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. January through March.

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MANOR16Suite

The master bedroom suite, pictured, at the historic Manor House at Wildwood Preserve.

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MANOR16Davis

Volunteer docent Randy Davis, left, leads a tour of, from left, Marcus Santoni, Khala Gilliam, Bob Osborn, 82, Sean Osborn, 13, and Brian Osborn through the master bedroom suite at the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve.

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MANOR16Vanity

A vanity table staged in the dressing room which belonged to Page Stranahan is part of a tour offered at the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve.

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MANOR16Spark

Photographs of co-founder of Champion Spark Plug Company Robert A. Stranahan, left, and his wife Page sit on a table in the suite that was once theirs in the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve.

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MANOR16Typewriter

A typewriter is on display on the second floor of the Manor House.

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MANOR16Bedroom

One of the upstairs bedrooms has been staged as a sitting room inside the historic Manor House at Wildwood Preserve.

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MANOR16Santoni

Visitors Marcus Santoni of Macedonia, Ohio, left, and Khala Gilliam of South Toledo tour the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve. Located at 5100 W. Central Ave. in Sylvania Township, the park is offering free tours on Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. January through March.

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MANOR16Guests

Guests tour the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve.

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MANOR16Napkins

Napkins original to the Stranahan family are on display at Manor House at Wildwood Preserve.

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MANOR16Marcus

Visitors Marcus Santoni of Macedonia, Ohio, from left, and Khala Gilliam of South Toledo, listen as volunteer docent Randy Davis, right, describes the functions of the historic serving kitchen during a tour of Manor House.

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MANOR16French

French wallpaper known to be more than 250 years old was imported for the dining room when the Manor House was built by the co-founder of Champion Spark Plug Company Robert A. Stranahan and his wife Page.

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MANOR16Czech

The Czech-made chandelier that hangs in the dining room of Manor House.

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MANOR16Randy

Volunteer docent Randy Davis, from left, shows Stranahan memorabilia to visitors Marcus Santoni of Macedonia, Ohio, and Khala Gilliam of South Toledo.

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MANOR16arch

The style of Manor House emphasizes symmetry, as seen by archways down a main hall.

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MANOR16Champion

Memorabilia from Champion Spark Plug Company is on display to visitors of Manor House.

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MANOR16Emmitt

Long-time volunteer docent Janice Emmitt reads the paper as she waits to greet visitors at the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve.

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MANOR16Dine

The dining room of the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve. The park is offering free tours of the historic home on Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. January through March.

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MANOR16Describe

Volunteer docent Randy Davis, left, describes the gardens to visitors Khala Gilliam of South Toledo, center, and Marcus Santoni of Macedonia, Ohio, right, during a tour Sunday.

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MANOR1670s

"I remember when the park opened back in the 70's," volunteer docent Randy Davis, right, said, adding, "I could hardly wait to get into see his house."

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MANOR16Stairs

The Manor House at Wildwood Preserve features an entryway foyer and grand staircase. Built by the co-founder of Champion Spark Plug Company Robert A. Stranahan and his wife Page between 1936-1938, the house is 32,000 square feet and sits on about 450 of its original 750 acres in West Toledo.

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MANOR16Wild

Manor House at Wildwood Preserve, located at 5100 W. Central Ave., Toledo, offers free tours on Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. January through March. The drawing room features a painting entitled "Girl with Dog" by John Raphael Smith that the Stranahan family referred to as "Miss Derby". The chandelier is also original to the house.

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MANOR16Outside

The Manor House at Wildwood Preserve.

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MANOR16Gameroom

Guests tour the game room in the lower level of the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve.

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