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    Stan Hywet - Blueprints to Bricks Historic Landscape Tour

    August 27, 2017
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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    Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
    714 North Portage Path
    Akron, OH 44303

    Stan Hywet - Blueprints to Bricks Historic Landscape Tour

    Registration:  Please call Stan Hywet directly at 330.315.3287 to register for this event.  Ask to register for the Blueprints to Bricks: Professional Landscape Design/Architectural Tour on Sunday August 27th.  Please email as well to inform her that you have registered with Stan Hywet, so she knows how many people to expect.

    Last day to reigster for this event with Stan Hywet is August 18th.

    Cost: $21/person - includes tour guide and access to gardens.


    Tour Description: This modified specialty tour focuses on Stan Hywet Hall from conception to creation.  Guests will learn about F.A. and Gertrude Seiberling’s desire to build a lavish country estate for their family and friends to enjoy.  The tour will highlight  how the estate was planned beginning with the search for land and architects, trips to England and France for inspiration, and an in-depth look at the planning and construction of the Manor House, service buildings and gardens. Special focus on contemporary garden and grounds restoration efforts will be highlighted by Stan Hywet’s Director of Historic Restoration, Mark Gilles.

    Tour Schedule: Tour will begin promotly at 1pm and end around 3pm.  Please arrive at least 15 min. early so that we can start right at 1pm. 

    Tour Starting Location:  Carriage House Courtyard

    CEUs: 2 approved by LACES


    Presenter Bio: Mark Gilles has been certified for more than 35 years by the Ohio Architectural Board and meets all standards imposed by the U.S. Department of Interior. He became affiliated with Stan Hywet as a restoration consultant in 1997 and joined the staff in 2001, after three years as associate curator of Hale Farm and Village with the Western Reserve Historical Society.

    A 1976 graduate of Kent State University’s School of Architecture, Mark ran his own residential and preservation practice for 22 years and served as a preservation advisor to the Aurora (Ohio) Landmark Commission for 10 years. Since 2001, Mark has led every major restoration, preservation, rehabilitation and research-based re-creation project at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. His work has involved all five of the Estate’s historic buildings, designed by noted architect Charles Schneider, and its eight historic gardens, originally created by renowned landscape designer Warren Manning.


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