On our way home from the Bell Nursing Home, we stopped to see this Beautiful piece of Ohio's ghostly history. It is the Goucher Hotel. What a history. At some point, there was a tragic accident inside the building where an elevator cable snapped and several people were killed, including an 8 year old boy.
I love the old look of this building, but also of the building beside it.
It is the Toronto National Bank, and it looks long closed. I would love to go inside! The coolest thing about it however is this......
On the outside of the bank is this box that says Burglar Alarm. It was made by the O.B. McClintock Company, which was around from 1900 to 1947. I hear they are rare. I wonder if Toronto realizes they have this little gem? (they are the Gem City) I looked up their Historical Society web site, but it has not been updated since 2010. I would like to see someone save it for their museum at least.
Here you see the alarm on the side of the old bank.
Toronto has many other old buildings I would love to check out. I hope to spend the day there in the next few weeks and see what else I can find.