Hower House Museum

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.HH_spring

This elegant home is filled with unique treasures and furnishings collected by the Hower Family during their travels around the world. Hower House Museum is open for public and private tours, as well as group tours.

Hower House Museum is open 11 months per year and offers a variety of exhibits and programs.

Hower House remains one of the finest and best preserved examples of its style in the country and is on the National Historic Landmark registry.

Celebrating more than 144 years

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 know 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.

Hower House remains one of the finest and best preserved examples of its style in the country and is on the National Historic Landmark registry.


We are hosting a luncheon and program, along with a silent auction at the Fairlawn Country Club.  Laura Loew of Lost in the Past will treat us to a unique nostalgic program about familiar wedding and bridal traditions as you watch a live model—our own Cate Conley!—prepare for a vintage wedding day, circa early 1900s.

Remembering Yesterday’s Bride Program & Luncheon
Date: September 15, 2018
Location: Fairlawn Country Club, 200 N. Wheaton Road, Akron, OH  44313
See our event page for more information.