Hower House Museum, Akron, OH Photos

The John Henry Hower House (1871) (60 Fir Hill) was built by Akron industrialist, John Henry Hower and his wife, Susan, in Second Empire Italianate style. The Akron Sunday School Plan designed by Jacob Snyder features interior rooms off an octagonal central hall. This museum house is elaborately furnished with period furniture and painted graphics and is operated by the University of Akron Foundation for Hower House. Hower House is on the National Register.

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Second Empire tower of Hower House. Akron, OH.Hower House. Akron, OH.Porch of Hower House. Akron, OH.Staircase at Hower House. Akron, OH.
Second Empire tower of Hower House. Akron, OH.Hower House (1871) (60 Fir Hill). Akron, OH. Style: Second Empire Italianate. Architect: Jacob Snyder. On National Register.Porch of Hower House. Akron, OH.Staircase at Hower House. Akron, OH.
Newel post at Hower House. Akron, OH.Flower arrangement & staircase at Hower House. Akron, OH.Stairwell at Hower House. Akron, OH.Octagonal room layout at Hower House. Akron, OH.
Newel post at Hower House. Akron, OH.Flower arrangement & staircase at Hower House. Akron, OH.Stairwell at Hower House. Akron, OH.Octagonal room layout (aka Akron Sunday School Plan) at Hower House. Akron, OH.
Peacock wall paintings in octagonal central hall at Hower House. Akron, OH.Archway to parlor at Hower House. Akron, OH.Faux marble fireplace in parlor at Hower House. Akron, OH.Eastlake style settee in parlor at Hower House. Akron, OH.
Peacock wall paintings in octagonal central hall at Hower House. Akron, OH.Archway to parlor at Hower House. Akron, OH.Faux marble fireplace in parlor at Hower House. Akron, OH.Eastlake style settee (1871) in parlor at Hower House. Akron, OH.
Turkish Wardrobe from Paris Exposition at Hower House. Akron, OH.Turkish Wardrobe with mother of pearl & silver inlay at Hower House. Akron, OH.Fireplace in library at Hower House. Akron, OH.Wood statue depiction of St. Michael the archangel at Hower House. Akron, OH.
Turkish Wardrobe from Paris Exposition (1900) at Hower House. Akron, OH.Turkish Wardrobe (1900) with mother of pearl & silver inlay at Hower House. Akron, OH.Fireplace in library at Hower House. Akron, OH.Wood statue (15th C) depiction of St. Michael the archangel (probably Spanish) at Hower House. Akron, OH.
Fireplace in south parlor at Hower House. Akron, OH.French crystal chandelier & Venetian glass mirror at Hower House. Akron, OH.French crystal chandelier, wall sconces & Venetian mirror at Hower House. Akron, OH.French mahogany sideboard with ormolu trim & semi-precious stones at Hower House. Akron, OH.
Fireplace in south parlor at Hower House. Akron, OH.French crystal chandelier (c1900) & Venetian glass mirror at Hower House. Akron, OH.French crystal chandelier, wall sconces & Venetian mirror at Hower House. Akron, OH.French mahogany sideboard with ormolu trim & semi-precious stones at Hower House. Akron, OH.
Ornately carved secretary in Dutch Renaissance style at Hower House. Akron, OH.Dining room at Hower House. Akron, OH.Chandelier & ceiling medallion in dining room at Hower House. Akron, OH.Detail of corn & grapes motif of ceiling medallion in dining room at Hower House. Akron, OH.
Ornately carved secretary in Dutch Renaissance style (c1864) at Hower House. Akron, OH.Dining room at Hower House. Akron, OH.Chandelier & ceiling medallion in dining room at Hower House. Akron, OH.Detail of corn & grapes motif of ceiling medallion in dining room at Hower House. Akron, OH.
Dutch Renaissance vitrine containing English Tower Spode china in dining room at Hower House. Akron, OH.Fireplace in dining room at Hower House. Akron, OH.Dinner gongs in dining room at Hower House. Akron, OH.Music room at Hower House. Akron, OH.
Dutch Renaissance vitrine containing English Tower Spode china in dining room at Hower House. Akron, OH.Fireplace in dining room at Hower House. Akron, OH.Dinner gongs in dining room at Hower House. Akron, OH.Music room at Hower House. Akron, OH.
Side table & mirror in music room at Hower House. Akron, OH.French Empire Revival bedstead with crazy quilt at Hower House. Akron, OH.Cheval mirror with inlaid marquetry at Hower House. Akron, OH.Silver beverage warmer at Hower House. Akron, OH.
Side table & mirror in music room at Hower House. Akron, OH.French Empire Revival bedstead (aka sleigh bed) with crazy quilt at Hower House. Akron, OH.Cheval mirror with inlaid marquetry at Hower House. Akron, OH.Silver beverage warmer at Hower House. Akron, OH.
Upstairs ballrooms at Hower House. Akron, OH.Carved wood merman & oak stained black chair in ballroom at Hower House. Akron, OH.Wooden rocking chair with head rest at Hower House. Akron, OH.Carriage house of Hower House. Akron, OH.
Upstairs ballrooms at Hower House. Akron, OH.Carved wood merman (probably Spanish) & oak stained black chair in ballroom at Hower House. Akron, OH.Wooden rocking chair with head rest at Hower House. Akron, OH.Carriage house of Hower House. Akron, OH.
Former stone churches now University of Akron Ballet Center. Akron, OH.Eastern Stick style house. Akron, OH.Andrew Jackson House. Akron, OH.Church Tower near Hower House. Akron, OH.
Former stone churches now University of Akron Ballet Center (E. Market St.). Akron, OH.Eastern Stick style house (late 19thC) (E. Market St.). Akron, OH.Andrew Jackson House (277 East Mill St.). Akron, OH.Church Tower near Hower House. Akron, OH.
First Congregational Church noted for its interior Akron Plan Sunday School layout of small rooms surrounding a central hall. Akron, OH.Richardsonian Romanesque facade of First Congregational Church. Akron, OH.Octagonal exterior of First Congregational Church. Akron, OH.
First Congregational Church (1910) (292 E. Market St.) noted for its interior Akron Plan Sunday School layout of small rooms surrounding a central hall. Akron, OH. Style: Richardsonian Romanesque. Architect: Charles Henry.Richardsonian Romanesque facade of First Congregational Church. Akron, OH.Octagonal exterior of First Congregational Church. Akron, OH.

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