Every once in a while we venture outside our great city to look at some of the other cool things Ohio has to offer. Today, we take a trip down to Akron to visit Stan Hywet Hall. This was the home of F.A. and Gertrude Seiberling. F.A. and his brother, C.W. Seiberling were the founders of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
Stan Hywet Hall was built in the Tudor Revival style and designed by Charles Schneider of the architectural firm George B. Post and Sons (Cleveland Trust Company in downtown Cleveland and the New York Stock Exchange). The house is 64,500 square feet. It’s music room is larger than my house! The house was built between 1912 – 1915. It had indoor plumbing, gas, electric, three elevators and telephones when built.
Stan Hywet offers a wide variety of tours of the house and the gardens. Although you can do a self guided tour, I highly recommend a guided tour but maybe I am biased. One thing that is really unique about the house is that almost all of the furnishings are original to the house. This is a must see in Akron and well worth the drive from Cleveland.
To learn more about Cleveland, join us, Tours of Cleveland on a walking tour of downtown. See our schedule and book your tour at www.toursofcleveland.com.