The Perkins Stone Mansion is a historic house museum in Akron, Ohio, United States. The mansion is owned and operated by The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, Ohio, and is also the organization’s headquarters. It was built from 1835 to 1837 by Col. Simon Perkins, son of Akron’s founder General Simon Perkins. It served as the family home until 1945, when it was purchased from George Perkins Raymond for $25,000. Bed Bug Exterminator Akron
The Perkins Stone Mansion was built between 1835 and 1837 on 115 acres (47 ha) owned by Colonel Simon Perkins, the oldest son of Akron’s founder, Gen. Simon Perkins. At the time of its completion, the home was located one mile from the southwest border of Akron and along the prehistoric Portage Path of Summit County, Ohio. The house overlooked the City of Akron from the front porch, and the “widow’s walk” on the roof provided a viewing point of the Ohio and Erie Canal. The Perkins Stone Mansion was built between 1835 and 1837 on 115 acres (47 ha) owned by Colonel Simon Perkins, the oldest son of Akron‘s founder, Gen. Simon Perkins.
Records suggest Isaac Ladd of Warren, Ohio designed it. It was created in the Greek Revival Style. The Mansion was constructed of cut and-cut yellow sandstone that was quarried nearby quarried near its location. Perkins eventually expanded his estate to 300 acres (121 ha). The land was used for farming and sheep grazing and eventually became known as “Mutton Hill.” The pasture land came right to the front porch, and vegetable gardens initially flanked the house, and arbor vegetable gardens and an arbor originally flanked the house.
Located nearby the Mansion is the Wash House, where the Perkins family washed and dried clothing, bedding, and other textiles. Next to the Wash House is the original well. Behind the mansion is the “woodshed” that now serves as the Summit County Historical Society of Akron, Ohio. Reconstructed versions of the Carriage House, gazebo, and outhouse are also located on the property. The property was surrounded by a dry mortared stone wall, much of which remains today.
Today, the Perkins Stone Mansion is the showpiece of the Summit County Historical Society and is operated as a historic house museum.
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