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    • $55 Check from Ferdinand Schumacher

    • This early check for $55 dollars is signed by Ferdinand Schumacher, Proprietor of Empire, German & Cascade Mills. Abraham Lincoln is pictured on the left.
    • On Loan to the Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library - No reproductions are available;
    • View on Akron & Cuyahoga Falls Rapid Transit Railway

    • Due to the many valleys and ridges over which the Akron & Cuyahoga Falls Rapid Tranist Railway crossed, it was commonly called the Mountain Line. The line was built by Thomas F. Walsh of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. John F. Seiberling had tried to build...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Quaker Oats Building

    • View of the Quaker Oats Company factory in winter. In 1886, Ferdinand Schumacher became president of a new $2,000,000 corporation, which immediately joined the thirteen-member Consolidated Oatmeal Company (the "trust") of Illinois. This association...
    • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens;
    • Cathedral of Tomorrow

    • Description on back: The Cathedral of Tomorrow is largest interdenominational church built in this generation. It is located on Rt. #8 just north of Akron, Ohio, and is truly an architectural land-mark. Each week a nationwide radio and television...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Akron Motor Cargo Co. Truck

    • An unidentified man standing next to an Akron Motor Cargo truck in Akron, Ohio. In 1930, Owen Orr and his father, James Orr, opened the Akron Motor Cargo Company. In 1939, the company name changed to Motor Cargo, Inc.
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library;
    • Entrance to Akron Rural Cemetery

    • The entrance to the Akron Rural Cemetery is located on Glendale Avenue. When the cemetery was established in 1839, it was meant to serve both the dead and the living by providing a place for people where "retiring from the busy scene's of life,...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Living Room in the Selden Anderson Home

    • Pictured above is the Living Room in Selden Anderson House. Located at 2155 Ridgewood Road, it is a Georgian Revival (Colonial) style home designed by Roy G. Firestone. Selden Anderson was born in Salem, Virginia on July 8, 1880. Mr. Anderson...
    • Summit County Historical Society
    • Soldiers in Street

    • One of a series of photos taken in 1916, during World War I, when John Frederick Seiberling leaves Akron, Ohio with the Ohio National Guard for duty in El Paso, Texas. JFS is on the far right in second row.
    • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens;
    • Akron Motor Cargo Co. Trucks

    • Two Akron Motor Cargo Company trucks in Akron, Ohio. The trucks, owned by Ambert Cronick, were leased to Akron Motor Cargo. In 1961, Cronick purchased the Saunders Cartage Incorporated trucking company.
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library;
    • Main Street

    • In 1832, Main Street was known as Race Avenue because it was home to the Cascade Mill Race. It was later called Water. In 1836, when North Akron and South Akron merged, the name was changed to Main Street. The filling in of the race and later the...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Andrew Hale House

    • The Andrew Hale House, located at 1931 Stockbridge Road, Free Manorial (French Influence) style home designed by Good & Wagner. Andrew Hale grew up in Akron, Ohio and served in the US Navy in World War I. He worked for Miller Rubber and Firestone...
    • Summit County Historical Society
    • Allied Van Lines Truck

    • A photograph of an Allied Van Lines truck. In 1928 Allied Van Lines was founded as a non-profit organization, following a recommendation by the National Furniture Warehousemen’s Association (NFWA), to assist independent movers so that they could...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library;

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