A group, of which I am a member, the Mid-Ohio Atheists, made a trip to the garden estate known as Kingwood Center.
Mr. King began making his fortune when he was hired by the Ohio Brass Company as the its first electrical engineer in 1893. Mr. King was responsible for much of the company’s success and he eventually became President and Chairman of the Board of Ohio Brass. Mr. King never had any children and was married and divorced twice. After his death in 1952, he left most of his estate to the private foundation that continues to operate Kingwood Center today.(http://voices.yahoo.com/kingwood-center-mansfield-ohio-overlooked-treasure-480956.html)
From the Greenhouse:
… to bananas.
From colorful flowers…
… to the very odd.
The greenhouse was a very interesting place to visit.
But, there was more to see:
Like peacocks roaming the Estate.
The ornate Gazebo.
Flowering pots, ornate statues…
For some reason they saw fit to hang a sign on the Satyr. No doubt so visitors would not think it Satan.
Pools and ponds.
Finally, a little video from a pond at Kingwood. Listen closely….