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  • Date: 1898
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    • City Building

    • The first City Building (City Hall) was located on the southwest corner of Main and Quarry (later known as Bowery) Streets. The brick building cost $30,000 in 1881. The City Council chambers were on the second floor, the Mayor's Court and other...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • City Hospital

    • Several of the city's wealthy citizens banded together in the early 1890s and gathered enough funds to buy and convert the East Market Street home of Dr. S. W. Bartges into the first city hospital. The first patients were admitted to the Bartges...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Neptune Park

    • Neptune Park, also known over the years as Alexander or Fountain Park, was the first parcel of land bought by the City of Akron during the 1880s to be used exclusively as a park. Often used for summer concerts, the park is located on the little...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Lawn on West Market Street

    • Neptune Park, also known over the years as Alexander or Fountain Park, was the first parcel of land bought by the City of Akron during the 1880s to be used exclusively as a park. Often used for summer concerts, the park is located on the little...
    • 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
    • Pleasant Park

    • Pleasant Park, a 5-acre area, was dedicated as a public park in 1865 by Samuel Thornton when his 200-acre farm was annexed to the City. Eventually South High School was built on the location of Thornton's orchard. (Art Work of Akron, Ohio. pt. 3...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • In Grace Park

    • Grace Park was named in honor of Mrs. Grace Tod Perkins, wife of Colonel Simon Perkins, who donated the land for the park. A wooden fence was added in December 1848. In 1875 the city purchased some of the adjacent land from Joseph Perkins for...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • On A. & C. F. Rapid Transit Railway at Silver Lake

    • The Akron and Cuyahoga Falls Rapid Transit Company built a rail line to Silver Lake Park, a popular summer resort in the 1880s. The construction of this line created a fierce competition between Thomas F. Walsh and John F. Seiberling. Walsh won...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Buchtel College

    • The members of the Universalist Church voted in 1867 to found a school where their children could be taught by teachers who subscribed to their faith. In 1870, they made an announcement that the school would be located in the city which provided a...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Hotel Buchtel

    • Opened on April 16, 1884 the Buchtel Hotel was the leading hotel in the city for 28 years. Built by William Buchtel for $100,000, construction was completed in the spring of 1884. The hotel was five stories high, had a water-powered elevator, and...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • Lake Anna- Barberton

    • Lake Anna, a 18-acre pond in Barberton, Ohio, was named for the daughter of Ohio Columbus Barber, owner of the Diamond Match Company. When Barber was sued for tax evasion, he retailiated by moving his plant out of Akron and founding the city of...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • South Balch Street

    • A view of South Balch Street in West Akron. Many of these orginal homes exist today. Akron's first Jewish Center, built in 1929, was first located on Balch Street near Maple. Now owned by the City of Akron, and operated as the Balch Street Fitness...
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library
    • A Brief History of Akron

    • This history of Akron, Ohio appears in the Art Work of Akron, Ohio series and is spread out over the nine parts. It covers the time period from the early founding of the city along the Ohio Canal to 1898, when the series was published.
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library

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