benmorales We all will have our moment in the spotlight. 11h

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benmorales Center stage. // Had the pleasure of exploring the beautiful Ohio Theater today with a few others. They've done an amazing job renovating the nearly 100 year old building and I'm excited to see what the future holds for it. 2d

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benmorales King of the hill. 3d

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benmorales Glass and stone. 5d

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benmorales One step at a time. 6d

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benmorales The Reynolds-Secor House, also known as Mansion View, was built on Collingwood Avenue in Toledo’s Old West End in 1887. The 10,000 square foot mansion with ten bedrooms and eight baths was designed by well-known local architect Edward Fallis for Charles Reynolds, a successful banker and merchant. With beautiful 13-ft ceilings, stained-glass, Italian marble, and feathered slate, no cost was spared in its construction. It took an onsite crew four years to complete, and two years just to carve all the wood. In 1904, the house was purchased by Jay K. Secor, president of the Citizens Ice & Cold Storage Co. and remained in the Secor family for the next 40 years. In the 1950s it was converted into 15 apartments and a motel was added on, but was reverted back to its original state in 80’s and has since been added to the National Register of Historic Places. More recently, the property was owned by the Old West End Association, who until recently, made it into a bed and breakfast as well as opened to the public for events and gatherings. Prominent guests in its early years included Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the legendary Harry Houdini.
In the amazing historic photo shown here, taken around 1910, we see one of Jay Secor’s ice delivery carriages. It’s hard to imagine a time when ice and refrigeration was not the readily available commodity it is today. The Reynolds-Secor House still appears to be in magnificent shape for being nearly 130 years old, and I hope that its future owners will preserve and cherish it for many generations to come.
This historic photo is courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. This is part of my #toledorephotography series, displaying historic images of Toledo photographed again in the present day at the exact same location. Hope you enjoy!
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benmorales Glass houses.
It was great to finally meet @bryanminear and his lovely wife @ashleylminear at the recent #419daymeetup. Looking forward to the next adventure!
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benmorales Rivers of gold. 2w

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benmorales Eight column grid. #419Day #419daymeetup 2w

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benmorales Had a great #419Day exploring with an awesome group of people. Thanks to everyone who came out and to @toledomuseum for being a generous host! #419daymeetup 2w

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benmorales #419daymeetup: It's #419Day! To celebrate, we're meeting at noon at the @toledomuseum's Glass Pavilion courtyard, where the museum will provide prizes, balloons and props for their 114 birthday. At 1pm we'll explore downtown all afternoon, ending at #Artomatic419 around 3:30. See you soon! 2w

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benmorales If you live in or near northwest Ohio, don’t forget to join us tomorrow to celebrate #419Day! We’re kicking off at @Toledomuseum’s Glass Pavilion courtyard at noon (plenty of parking available) then heading downtown for an afternoon of fun and photography. Spread the word and tag a friend! 2w

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