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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
714 N. Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303
Front view of Stan Hywett Hall.
Photo credit: By Shimere277 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is a notable country estate, with gardens, in Akron, Ohio. It is one of the largest homes in the United States. The estate was built between 1912 and 1915 for F. A. Seiberling, founder of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and his wife, Gertrude Penfield Seiberling. They gave it the name Stan Hywet, loosely translated from Old English meaning "stone quarry" or "stone hewn," to reflect the site's earlier use and the abandoned stone quarry located on the grounds of the estate. The long, sprawling Manor House is 64,500 square feet and includes six floors at various points in the house’s design. It is now a historic house museum and country estate. It is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, April 1 through December 30. An admission fee is charged.
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