|Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens|
Between 1912 and 1915, F.A. Seiberling and his wife, Gertrude, built their country estate and named it “Stan Hywet” (Old English for stone quarry) the property’s most prominent natural feature. The Manor House is one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in America. The Seiberlings chose architect Charles S. Schneider to design the home for $150,000.
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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
714 N Portage Path
Akron, OH 44303
The short-lived American Country Estate building boom began to decline in the 1920s, and by the 1960s many of the most elegant homes ever built in this country had been lost to the wrecking ball. Stan Hywet remains as one of the most important historic estates to endure from this bygone era.
Length - 300 feet; the basement extends the length of the house
Height - The Main Structure is 3 stories; the Music Room is 2 stories; and the Tower is four stories
Square Footage - The Manor House is 64,500 square feet
Materials - Red brick, steel, sandstone, Vermont slate, copper, oak and plaster. The interior woods include American oak, chestnut, black walnut, sandalwood, teak and rosewood.
Hours of operation:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admissions closes at 4:30 p.m.
Third Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Admissions closes at 6:30 p.m.
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