Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens: Akron, Ohio

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad


People travel to different sites in cities in America.  If you were to ask what the top cities people are planning to visit, you can be assured that Akron, Ohio will not be on many lists.  There are many great places to visit in the city of Akron.  One of these great sites is the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens.  It was the home of Franklin Augustus Seiberling.  Who is Franklin Augustus Seiberling?  You may not know about the name, but you are familiar with his famous product.  What was his famous product?  He is the co-founder of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and the company is still based in Akron to this day.  This ‘American Country Estate’ and the surrounding gardens are a spectacular site to see and a great reason to visit the city of Akron.


Some of you are saying, “Wow.  This is amazing.  The co-founder…

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