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Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens  

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (70 acres) is a historic house museum in Akron, Ohio. The estate includes gardens, a greenhouse, a carriage house, and the main mansion, one of the largest houses in the United States. A National Historic Landmark, i is nationally significant as the home of F. A. Seiberling, co-founder of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

The estate was built between 1912 and 1915 for F. A. Seiberling, co-founder of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and his wife, Gertrude Penfield Seiberling. They named their “American Country Estate” Stan Hywet, loosely translated from Old English meaning “stone quarry” or “stone hewn,” to reflect the site’s earlier use and the abandoned stone quarries located on the grounds of the Averill Dairy estate. F.A. and Gertrude hired three professionals to shape the outcome of their home building project: Boston landscape designer Warren Manning, New York City interior designer Hugo Huber, and Cleveland architect Charles Sumner Schneider. Schneider originally pitched his design as an employee of George Post & Sons, a New York City architectural firm. Schneider left the company in 1913 but retained creative control and oversight of the building project.

Landscape Design

The estate grounds, originally about 1,500 acres in extent, were designed between 1911–1915 by Boston landscape architect Warren H. Manning and remainedededededed one of the finest examples of his work. Manning sited the house at the edge of the quarry wall, overlooking the Cuyahoga Valley and rolling hills in the distance. Around the home, he created a seriethattttttt related the house to its environment field design. The entrance to the property (through an existing apple orchard), and the two allées on the north and south sides of the house, provide examples of vistas created by Manning using arranged plant materials. Along the back of the house, Manning manipulated existing forest plantings and removed growth to create outlooks over miles of undisturbed countryside to capture the endless expanse of the Seiberlings’ property. Bed Bug Exterminator Akron


In 1957, the six surviving adult Seiberling children donated Stan Hywet to the newly formed Stan Hywet Hall Foundation, a non-profit organization created to preserve the estate. It is now a historic house museum and country estate, open seasonally to the public, keeping with the stone inscription above the Manor House front door.

Restaurants Nearby 

  • A.T.S is located at 1820 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH
  • The Merchant Tavern is located at 1824 Merriman Rd, Akron, OH
  • Arnie’s Public House is located at 1682 W Market St, Akron, OH

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