The Perkins Stone Mansion is a historic house museum in Akron, Ohio, United States.OverviewThe mansion is owned and operated by The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, Ohio and is also the organization's headquarters. It was built from 1835 to 1837 by Col. Simon Perkins, son of Akron's founder General Simon Perkins. It served as the family home until 1945 when it was purchased from George Perkins Raymond for $25,000.Design and constructionThe Perkins Stone Mansion was built between 1835 and 1837 on 115acres owned by Colonel Simon Perkins, the oldest son of the City of Akron's founder, Gen. Simon Perkins. At the time of its completion, the home was located one mile from the southwest border of Akron and along the prehistoric Portage Path of Summit County, Ohio. The house overlooked the City of Akron from the front porch and the "widow's walk" on the roof provided a viewing point of the Ohio and Erie Canal.Records suggest it was designed by Isaac Ladd of Warren, Ohio. It was designed in the Greek Revival Style. The Mansion was constructed of hand cut yellow sandstone that was quarried nearby its location.Perkins eventually expanded his estate to 300acres. The land was used for farming and sheep grazing and eventually became known as "Mutton Hill." The pasture land came right to the front porch and the house was originally flanked by vegetable gardens and an arbor.
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