Stan Hywet, located just north of Akron, Ohio, was built by F.A. Seiberling, the founder of The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and his wife, Gertrude. At that time,the Industrial Age was beginning to flourish, and Akron, the center of the rubber industry, was soon to become the "Rubber Capital of the World."
This "American Country Estate" was built between 1912 and 1915, but as the years passed and the building boom for such properties declined, many such estates became lost to the wrecking ball. In 1957, the Seiberling family donated Stan Hywet to a non-profit organization and today the estate is one of the most important historic...and beautiful...links to that by-gone era.
In addition to the magnificent manor house, the 70 acres include a gate lodge, a conservatory, and an English garden.
FYI: No photos may be taken inside the manor house nor are monopods and/or tripods permitted on the grounds.
Photos in this gallery were taken July 17, 2010.