731 Hickory Street

The Speck House

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The Speck House:

 

Claire H. Speck, a Toledo banker who grew up in Pemberville, bought two acres of what was an orchard at the edge of town for his house, which was built in 1932

Perrysburg architect George B. Rheinfrank Sr. designed the building.

It is called a Georgian-style farmhouse with its box-like shape, side-gabled roof, and symmetrically placed multi-pane windows.

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731 Hickory Street

Part of the frame of a small existing house on the property was used for the living room of the new house, and hand-hewn beams from an old barn were placed in the ceiling. Wide plank pine flooring also came from the earlier building there. 

Speck began in banking in Pemberville and Perrysburg, then headed an institution that became State Bank of Toledo and finally Huntington Bank.

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