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Seiberling Mansion, Kokomo

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The Seiberling Mansion is a historic house located at Kokomo, Indiana, United States. In 1887, Monroe Seiberling of Akron, Ohio, traveled to Kokomo to open the Kokomo Strawboard Company, which would make shoeboxes out of straw and employ seventy-five people. Within six months, Seiberling, uncle of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company founder Frank Seiberling, sold the Kokomo Strawboard Company and opened the Diamond Plate Glass Company. He began construction on his mansion in October 1889 at a cost of $50,000, with construction ending within two years. The mansion is built in a mixture of Neo-Jacobean (Queen Anne) and Romanesque Revival styles.In 1972, the Seiberling Mansion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in the Old Silk Stocking Historic District.The mansion is owned by the Howard County Historical Society and serves as the main museum of the Howard County Historical Museum.
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  • It is a beautiful home with lots of interesting details. If you enjoy the craftsmanship of these homes it is a must see. Stepping back to see how others lived in what was modern at the time is amazing...  more »
  • A hidden gem in downtown Kokomo. The history of the city and it's past are on display here. Such a neat mansion to tour through.  more »
  • We took a tour of the Seiberling Mansion during the Holiday season and it was beautiful! We brought friends from Noblesville and they were equally impressed. There are sights in every room you will wa...  more »
  • Very interesting historical house, great for an hour or more of entertainment. Lots to see inside, both items and architecture. The guide who greeted us was very helpful and knowledgeable.
  • A nice place to drop by if you are around. But do remember that this place is closed in January.
  • FYI:This place is closed all through the month of January! I bet it is really cool though otherwise.
  • I love how they decorated every room in the mansion for Christmas, that with the breathe taking details of this historic home make a December visit absolutely memorable.