Seiberling Mansion, Kokomo
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
The Seiberling Mansion is a historic house in 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.The mansion is owned by the Howard County Historical Society and serves as the main museum of the Howard County Historical Museum.Add Seiberling Mansion and other attractions to your Kokomo trip itinerary using our Kokomo tourist route planner.
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Lots and lots of history is this mansion. Tour guide will show you around and answer any questions you have.
Lived here all my life and went for the first time last year. Now it's a can't miss especially for company coming into town over the holidays
The Seiberling is a must especially at Christmas time. It's a yearly tradition with my children that has now extended to grandchildren. Photos with Santa, cookies and hot apple cider, looking at the b... read more »
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