User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Akron - Harvey Firestone, Jr. Mansion for Sale

  1. #1

    tPF Moderator
    Points: 78,239, Level: 68
    Level completed: 22%, Points required for next Level: 1,811
    Overall activity: 19.0%
    Achievements:
    Recommendation Second ClassSocial50000 Experience PointsTagger First ClassYour first GroupVeteran
    DGUtley's Avatar tPF Moderator
    Karma
    169594
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Northeast Ohio
    Posts
    19,059
    Points
    78,239
    Level
    68
    Thanks Given
    6,546
    Thanked 14,856x in 8,519 Posts
    Mentioned
    505 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Post Akron - Harvey Firestone, Jr. Mansion for Sale

    The 1927 Harvey Firestone, Jr. mansion is on the market. https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/s...akron-oh-44313

    My buddy and his wife own this place. The red brick chimney behind the building is where I had my office for 2 years b-4 we moved back downtown. He and his wife own that building also. I have watched Buckeye games there many times. Funny story: The first time I was in that house. I was at the gym and complaining about not getting the Big Ten Network and the Buckeyes were on the next day. The owner said: "Come to my house to watch the game, I have that channel" I politely pushed him off but he persisted. I told him that I didn't know where he lived. He gave me the address. Everybody at the gym was laughing. So... the next day, I left the office and drove west out of downtown and ran into this monstrosity. I felt so uncomfortable (I'm a farm boy) -- he didn't even stay and watch the game with me he had left. So, there I am... in that house with that furniture watching the Buckeyes all by myself. He showed up at halftime with cheese and crackers and soda for me and I tried to leave and he insisted that I stay. So, I did and went back many times to join him watching sports.

    Firestone.jpg
    Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect. -- Woody Hayes​

  2. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to DGUtley For This Useful Post:

    Common (03-08-2019),MisterVeritis (03-08-2019),Orion Rules (03-08-2019),Peter1469 (06-06-2019),Trish (03-08-2019)

  3. #2

    tPF Moderator
    Points: 332,445, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 96.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Common's Avatar tPF Moderator
    Karma
    331530
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    57,970
    Points
    332,445
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    4,448
    Thanked 10,732x in 6,714 Posts
    Mentioned
    251 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Firestone as in firestone tires
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

    GROUCHO MARX,

  4. #3

    tPF Moderator
    Points: 78,239, Level: 68
    Level completed: 22%, Points required for next Level: 1,811
    Overall activity: 19.0%
    Achievements:
    Recommendation Second ClassSocial50000 Experience PointsTagger First ClassYour first GroupVeteran
    DGUtley's Avatar tPF Moderator
    Karma
    169594
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Northeast Ohio
    Posts
    19,059
    Points
    78,239
    Level
    68
    Thanks Given
    6,546
    Thanked 14,856x in 8,519 Posts
    Mentioned
    505 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Firestone as in Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. Harvey Jr was a son. Harvey, Sr. was the father. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_S._Firestone_Jr.
    Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect. -- Woody Hayes​

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to DGUtley For This Useful Post:

    Common (03-08-2019)

  6. #4

    tPF Moderator
    Points: 78,239, Level: 68
    Level completed: 22%, Points required for next Level: 1,811
    Overall activity: 19.0%
    Achievements:
    Recommendation Second ClassSocial50000 Experience PointsTagger First ClassYour first GroupVeteran
    DGUtley's Avatar tPF Moderator
    Karma
    169594
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Northeast Ohio
    Posts
    19,059
    Points
    78,239
    Level
    68
    Thanks Given
    6,546
    Thanked 14,856x in 8,519 Posts
    Mentioned
    505 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect. -- Woody Hayes​

  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to DGUtley For This Useful Post:

    Captain Obvious (06-06-2019),Orion Rules (03-08-2019)

  8. #5

    tPF Moderator
    Points: 332,445, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 96.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Common's Avatar tPF Moderator
    Karma
    331530
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    57,970
    Points
    332,445
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    4,448
    Thanked 10,732x in 6,714 Posts
    Mentioned
    251 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Know what if I had a 100 billion dollars I wouldnt live in that big thing, I find those big gaudy mansions absurd.

    I would have a 2500 square foot ranch built to my specifications with an added full gym room and sauna and that would be waaay enough for me
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

    GROUCHO MARX,

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Common For This Useful Post:

    Peter1469 (03-08-2019),Trish (03-08-2019)

  10. #6
    Points: 4,308, Level: 15
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 242
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered
    jigglepete's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    548
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    981
    Points
    4,308
    Level
    15
    Thanks Given
    154
    Thanked 538x in 394 Posts
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Seems to me that this guy is an "if you got it flaunt it" type of guy.

  11. #7
    Points: 209,565, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 70.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    Tahuyaman's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    267680
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Bremerton Washington or Sayulita Mexico depending on the time of year.
    Posts
    92,684
    Points
    209,565
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    10,650
    Thanked 36,659x in 27,395 Posts
    Mentioned
    441 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jigglepete View Post
    Seems to me that this guy is an "if you got it flaunt it" type of guy.
    I don't have an issue with that, do you? The world is made up of all types of people.

  12. #8
    Points: 29,679, Level: 42
    Level completed: 3%, Points required for next Level: 1,371
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranYour first Group
    jimmyz's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    176502
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    11,462
    Points
    29,679
    Level
    42
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 6,198x in 4,317 Posts
    Mentioned
    83 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vacuuming day would be a $#@!.
    " I'm old-fashioned. I like two sexes! And another thing, all of a sudden I don't like being married to what is known as a 'new woman'. I want a wife, not a competitor. Competitor! Competitor!" - Spencer Tracy in 'Adam's Rib' (1949)

    Art thou every retard among us related to thine uncle or mistress by way of moral or illegitimate rendezvous? Thus, we are one side of the other's coin by luck or pluck. - Jimmyz

  13. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to jimmyz For This Useful Post:

    Common (03-08-2019),Docthehun (06-06-2019),jigglepete (03-08-2019)

  14. #9

    tPF Moderator
    Points: 78,239, Level: 68
    Level completed: 22%, Points required for next Level: 1,811
    Overall activity: 19.0%
    Achievements:
    Recommendation Second ClassSocial50000 Experience PointsTagger First ClassYour first GroupVeteran
    DGUtley's Avatar tPF Moderator
    Karma
    169594
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Northeast Ohio
    Posts
    19,059
    Points
    78,239
    Level
    68
    Thanks Given
    6,546
    Thanked 14,856x in 8,519 Posts
    Mentioned
    505 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jigglepete View Post
    Seems to me that this guy is an "if you got it flaunt it" type of guy.
    He is not. When they bought the place in 91-ish it was in deplorable condition.
    Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect. -- Woody Hayes​

  15. #10
    Points: 4,308, Level: 15
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 242
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered
    jigglepete's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    548
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    981
    Points
    4,308
    Level
    15
    Thanks Given
    154
    Thanked 538x in 394 Posts
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    I don't have an issue with that, do you? The world is made up of all types of people.
    Actually, no, I do not have any issue with it except maybe the gaudiness, but that's just me I guess.

+ Reply to Thread

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts


Critical Acclaim
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO