Mark Gilles Retires

Mar 18, 2022
After 21-years on staff with Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Mark Gilles, Director of Historic Restoration, is retiring April 1, 2022. Mark will be reopening his private practice, M. N. Gilles Architect, to continue servicing his existing...

One stone at a time, workers re-create past at Akron’s Stan Hywet Hall

Oct 27, 2017
October 26, 2017 | Akron Beacon Journal/ | Craig Webb Time had taken its toll on the Hidden Aspect. Erosion and the natural progression of seasonal freezes and thaws, decade after decade, forced the folks at Stan Hywet Hall &...

A New Franklin estate built from a frankfurter fortune is recommended for National Register of Historic Places

Sep 28, 2017
September 27, 2017 | Akron Beacon Journal/ | Rick Armon NEW FRANKLIN — An estate built from a frankfurter and sausage fortune is up for a national honor. The Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board is recommending that the...

Glendale’s restored bell tower has a familiar ring for Akron

Jul 18, 2017
July 12, 2017 | Akron Beacon Journal/  AKRON — A new roof for an old bell tower was lifted into place Tuesday at Glendale Cemetery in Akron. The 1883 bell tower was restored over the spring and early summer this year by Stan Hywet...

Glendale Cemetery restores historic bell: See bell tower go up

Jul 18, 2017
July 11, 2017 | | Jennifer Conn AKRON, Ohio - The historic bell tower at Glendale Cemetery was rechristened on Tuesday and returned to its place atop the stone tower where it was installed 130 years ago. Local leaders,...

Stan Hywet restoration project will open long-hidden scenic vista

Jun 02, 2017
June 2, 2017 | | Jennifer Conn AKRON — A restoration project to shore up nearly 800 feet of rocky cliff at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens will open a vista that's been closed off for more than 15 years. Vistas offering...