Wildwood Preserve Manor House & Garden, Toledo, OH Photos

Wildwood Preserve Manor House (1938), once the home of the family who built Champion Spark Plugs, is now a house museum. However, the historically important aspect of the site is the gardens designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman, one of America's top early landscape architects. The gardens have been restored using Shipman's original blueprints.

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Wildwood Preserve Manor House. Toledo, OH.Entrance of Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Antique cars visit Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Transition area from house to gardens of Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
Wildwood Preserve Manor House (1938) (5100 W. Central Ave.). Toledo, OH.Entrance of Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Antique cars visit Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Transition area from house to gardens of Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
Wildwood Preserve Manor House gardens by Ellen Biddle Shipman. Toledo, OH.Frog fountain in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.Garden wall in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.Espalier in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.
Wildwood Preserve Manor House (1938) gardens by Ellen Biddle Shipman. Toledo, OH.Frog fountain in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.Garden wall in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.Espalier in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.
Symbolic band shell in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.Rose display in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.Yellow roses in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.Fountain statue of nymph with leaf hat in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.
Symbolic band shell in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.Rose display in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.Yellow roses in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.Fountain statue of nymph with leaf hat in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.
Flower array in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.Wasp nest in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.Entrance hall stairs at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Corner sword chair at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
Flower array in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.Wasp nest in Wildwood Manor House gardens. Toledo, OH.Entrance hall stairs at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Corner sword chair at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
Drop front desk at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Paneled library of Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Dining room of Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Knife boxes on sideboard in dining room at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
Drop front desk at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Paneled library of Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Dining room of Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Knife boxes on sideboard in dining room at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
European wallpaper detail with hot air balloon at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.White tureen with bird handle at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Dining room wallpaper detail with fruit stand at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Dining room fireplace at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
European wallpaper detail with hot air balloon at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.White tureen with bird handle at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Dining room wallpaper detail with fruit stand at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Dining room fireplace at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
Blue Chinese-style teapot & cup at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Kitchen at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Sitting room at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Cabinet with swan neck pediment at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
Blue Chinese-style teapot & cup at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Kitchen at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Sitting room at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Cabinet with swan neck pediment at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
Informal room with tea table & Davenport desk at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Informal room with tea table & Davenport desk at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Green tea service at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Davenport desk at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
Informal room with tea table & Davenport desk at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Informal room with tea table & Davenport desk at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Green tea service at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Davenport desk at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
Lamp shade with design in shadows caused by varying depth of glass showing Napoleon at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Lamp shade with design in shadows caused by varying depth of glass showing Martin Luther at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Upstairs room with white Adamsesque fireplace at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Champion Spark Plugs display, source of family wealth for building Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
Lamp shade with design in shadows caused by varying depth of glass showing Napoleon at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Lamp shade with design in shadows caused by varying depth of glass showing Martin Luther at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Upstairs room with white Adamsesque fireplace at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Champion Spark Plugs display, source of family wealth for building Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
Wildwood Park reception building. Toledo, OH.


Wildwood Park reception building (1936). Toledo, OH.



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