Hayner hits the road to Stan Hywet Manor


TROY — On July 13, the Hayner will offer a one day-trip to Akron to tour the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens.

The Hywet Estate features a historic 65-room Tudor Revival Manor House, Gothic Revival Conservatory, Gate Lodge and approximately 70 acres of artistically landscaped grounds and formal gardens.

In 1910, F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, began to purchase land in Portage Township, a farming area on the west side of the Akron city limits. Seiberling and his wife, Gertrude, wanted to build a home large enough for their growing brood and their extended family. They also wanted the house to function as a center for entertainment and events for the greater Akron community. They named it Stan Hywet, Old English for stone quarry — after the property’s most prominent natural feature. Seiberling hired architect Charles Schneider, landscape designer Warren Manning, and interior decorator Hugo Huber to create Stan Hywet. Construction began in 1912 and the Seiberling family moved to their new house in December 1915. The Seiberlings enjoyed Stan Hywet Hall for the next 40 years, opening their doors countless times to the community, as well as marking family milestones throughout the estate.

The Hywet Manor & Gardens is one of the top ten historic Estates in Ohio to visit. The visit includes a one-hour guided tour of the Manor House, a one-hour guided tour of the gardens and lunch at the Estate.

Visit www.troyhayner.org to register and to pay for this trip. Seating is limited and Hayner trips fill quickly, so register today. For additional information about the trip, call David at the Hayner, 937-339-0457.

The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is located at 301 W. Main St., Troy. The Center is open on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The Hayner Center is closed on holidays. For more information, visit www.troyhayner.org or call 937-339-0457.