Welcome to Week 10 of Mystery Mondays. The answer to Week Nine’s Mystery Photo is: The observatory at Moraine Farm in Kettering, former home of Colonel Edward A. Deeds and Mrs. Edith Walton Deeds. I took this photo on June 18, 2015.
We congratulate our randomly drawn winner Danny McKelvey of Kettering! Rapid Fired Pizza certificates are coming your way!
Here’s some information about Moraine Farm’s observatory from the Kettering Health Network‘s Moraine Farm brochure.
The observatory dome is one of the architectural highlights of the house. When built, the Warner & Swasey 7-inch refracting telescope in the observatory was one of the first privately owned telescopes of its type in the world.
The laboratory just below the observatory houses a large arc slide projector that Colonel Deeds pointed out the window to project images of vacation photographs from glass lantern slides which had been colored by hand.
We challenge you to tell us where in the Dayton area this photo was taken by filling out the form below. We’ll do a random drawing from all those with a correct answer and the winner will get 2 pizzas from Rapid Fired Pizza.
We’ll post the winner next Monday with details about the photo as well as a new photo to challenge your knowledge of the Dayton area.
Thanks for playing and good luck!
Here’s our Mystery Photo for Week 10: