Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Stan Hywet is Akron’s first and largest National Historic Landmark, and is also the nation’s 6th largest historic home open to the public. It is an accredited museum of the American Alliance of Museums, one of only 26 in Ohio and one of only 776 in all of the United States. The Estate includes five historic buildings and eight historic gardens on 70 acres. The collections and furnishings in the Manor House are all original.
Built between 1912 and 1915, Stan Hywet Hall is one of the finest examples of the American Country Estate movement, which flourished during the Industrial Age. Unlike European country houses that were created by generations of title and wealth, the American Country Estates were built by the wealth of self-made industry giants. Vanderbilt’s Biltmore, Rockefeller’s Kykuit, and Hearst’s San Simeon, are well-known examples. Stan Hywet was built by rubber baron, F.A. Seiberling.
This work capture the splendor of the estate and its prominent gardens through the photographs of Ian Adams and Barney Taxel.
University of Akron Press
Architecture, Gardens, Seiberling, Akron
Historic Preservation and Conservation
Adams, Ian; Taxel, Barney; and Love, Steve, "Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens" (2000). The University of Akron Press Publications. 54.