First Trip Since 2019!!!!!
Your read that right, we are ready to take our first trip since 2019! AUGUST 18, 2021 we are headed to the awe-inspiring Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens located right here in Akron Ohio. We will be taking a guided tour of the Manor as well as a guided tour of the Gardens. An enormous amount of detail went into building this 64,500 sq. ft. Manor House, including 3,000 separate blueprints and architectural drawings for its design. Groundbreaking took place in early 1912 and the family was able to move into this massive Manor in December 1915. The Manor is filled with treasures from around the globe; each room exemplifies attention to detail. With 21,455 panes of glass, 23 fireplaces as well as hand-carved paneling this Manor goes above and beyond. Every room tells its own story of the Seiberlings’ lifestyle. For example, the ornate Music Room where famous celebrities like Will Rogers and Shirley Temple entertained the Seiberlings and their family and friends. About 95% of the furnishings are original to the Estate. So who are the Seiberlings? Frank Augustus “F.A.” Seiberling the second of nine children to John Frederick and Catherine Miller Seiberling was the co-founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company with his brother Charles “C.W.” Seiberling. He began his career as the director, and became president in 1906. By 1916, Goodyear was the world’s largest tire producer. Read More