Seiberling Mansion

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.[2] 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.[3][4]

Seiberling Mansion
Front of the mansion
Seiberling Mansion is located in Indiana
Seiberling Mansion
Seiberling Mansion is located in the United States
Seiberling Mansion
Location1200 W. Sycamore St., Kokomo, Indiana
Coordinates40°29′13″N 86°8′39″W / 40.48694°N 86.14417°W / 40.48694; -86.14417Coordinates: 40°29′13″N 86°8′39″W / 40.48694°N 86.14417°W / 40.48694; -86.14417
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
ArchitectArthur Labelle; Ike V. Smith
Architectural styleTudor Revival, Romanesque
NRHP reference No.71000006[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 16, 1971

In 1972, the Seiberling Mansion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] 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.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "The Seiberling Family History". Retrieved June 16, 2010.
  3. ^ "Historic House Museums in Indiana". Archived 2008-03-17 at the Wayback Machine Victorian Preservation Association Website. Retrieved March 16, 2008.
  4. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-04-01. Note: This includes E. Wayne Martin (July 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Seiberling Mansion" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-01. and Accompanying photographs.

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