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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

The Farm: 1905

The Farm: 1905

Toledo, Ohio, ca. 1905. "The Farm." Which may be reached by streetcar, horse or one of the newer self-propelled conveyances. Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 

Pope-Waverley

The car is a Pope Waverley .

I could not find a photo of this exact model but here is the enclosed version, probably a Model 70.

It could be a model 26 Chelsea or a model 67 Victoria Phaeton... not sure of the year.

Clear Skies over Toledo

Cool. From Jenniearcheo's post, it looks like next door is an admission gate for the theater, beer garden, petting zoo, or whatever else went on here.

Also, the sky has been painted out by hand in this image.

Car model

Anyone have an idea what make/model that car is?

[It's an electric runabout. -Dave]

3387 Collingwood

In Google Street View it's just a big old vacant lot on a street with many nice homes.

Trolley stop

Can anyone shed some light on the building to the left? Is it a trolley stop, train station, or ticket booth for the "theater"?

A dog's life

This must be the place my boyhood dog ended up when my father said it went to "the farm."

3387 Collingwood

The property, at 3387 Collingwood, is described here at the Old West End Toledo site:

The Farm, a private club, was located at the northern end of Collingwood near Cherry and Berdan. The Hanner Brothers took out a permit for a frame theater on Collingwood at a proposed cost of $3,000 according to the February 16, 1900 issue of the Toledo News-Bee. Hanner's Farm and Louis Hanner were last listed at 3387 Collingwood in the 1911 Polk City Directory. The 1912 directory listed this address as "vacant."

Tikketspleeze

That looks like a trolley stop right next door.

The Farm: A Clew

Courtesy of "Harvey," from 1908:

Residence of one of Toledo's richest men, on the outskirts of the city. Cars [streetcars] passing there are marked "The Farm." Beautiful estate. -- Harvey.

 
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