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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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  • The Seiberling Mansion is elegant, without being gaudy, and we were able to explore it on our own. One leaves with the sense of what life was like for a wealthy family in the early 1900's. We also...  more »
  • This was an unexpected surprise and a good one. Our hosts were both very informative and helpful with ideas for other local historical spots. The mansion is a beautiful example of good taste and...  more »
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  • I’m a volunteer here at the Seiberling Mansion Museum, owned by Howard County, Indiana. Ran by the Howard County Historical Society. I’ve done this for 10 years now. This house is 11,327 sq ft., 5 stories high. And was completely built by hand. In 17 months. Started November 1, 1889, and finished March 1st of 1891. It was built by Monroe Seiberling. He only lived in it for 3 years, before moving on to Peoria, Illinois, where he built another Seiberling Mansion.
  • So much history and the lady working there had so much information. Mynarose. I think. Cool story about her name, if you happen to be there when she is there. I will go back. My kids (10 and 11) really enjoyed it as well.

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