Hower House is a Second Empire Italianate structure, built in 1871 by Akron Industrialist John Henry Hower and his wife,
Susan Youngker Hower. The designer of this 28-room Victorian mansion was Jacob Snyder, a noted Akron architect, perhaps best known
for his part in developing the “Akron Plan,” a floor plan widely used in church constructions locally and across the United States
between 1870 and 1917. This elegant home is filled with unique treasures and furnishings collected by the Hower Family
during their travels around the world.
Join us to learn about the history, influence, and legacy of the Hower family. Presenters from the Hower House will dress in Victorian costume and serve tea and lemonade.