Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

The Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens are in Akron, Ohio and one year on the way back to Virginia from Ohio we stopped and toured this beautiful estate.
Stan Hywet (the house name) was built by F. A. Seiberling who founded The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio . This is one of those palatial homes built during America's country estate building era that ran from the 1890's to the late 1920's. Many of these beautiful and elegant old homes were tore down because they became too expensive too maintain with servants and gardeners. I thought you might enjoy looking at a few photos of the estate. And you can click on each photo to get a larger and sharper image. I enjoy looking thru my travel albums in the winter. Especially when my own gardens are dull and dreary in the late winter. If you live in or visit Ohio you should plan a trip to this estate and if you do, you can eat a bite of lunch in the Carriage House Cafe. By the way Stan Hywet in Old English means stone quarry.

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