4/1: Stan Hywet Hall
March 31, 2010 at 4:26PM
When F.A. Seiberling made his (and Akron’s) fortune after founding Goodyear Tire & Rubber at the tail end of the 19th century, he built a lavish country-style estate called “Stan Hywet,” which is Old English for “stone quarry.” The age of industrial barons is long gone, and Seiberling’s descendents donated the building in 1957, to be overseen by a nonprofit and enjoyed by the public. These days, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (714 N. Portage Path, Akron, 330.836.5533) is an architectural and landscaping showcase that hosts teas, plant sales, car shows and al fresco Shakespeare in the summer.