Akron’s Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens to be featured on postage stamp


Robin Goist - Advance Ohio Media, Cleveland (TNS)



AKRON, Ohio — Akron’s Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is set to be featured on a U.S. Postal Service stamp next year.

The “American Gardens” stamp collection will include 10 photographs of botanic, country, estate and municipal gardens taken between 1996 and 2014, according to USPS.

The Stan Hywet stamp is a photo of the estate’s Birch Tree Allee, which is lined with more than 100 silver birch trees, according to Stan Hywet.

Stan Hywet is the former home of Gertrude and F.A. Seiberling, the co-founder of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. The property on North Portage Path is a National Historic Landmark and open to the public.

Other stamps in the American Gardens collection include photos from the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in New York, Chicago Botanic Gardens in Illinois, the Huntington Botanical Gardens in California and Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park in Florida. The photos were taken by Allen Rokach and the stamp layout was designed by art director Ethel Kessler.

The series was unveiled this week along with several other stamp designs honoring late journalist Gwen Ifill, late golfer Arnold Palmer, the 19th Amendment, hip-hop, the Year of the Rat, Maine statehood and Voices of the Harlem Renaissance, among others.

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Robin Goist

Advance Ohio Media, Cleveland (TNS)

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