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  • Date: 1950
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    • Church Street -  Fire Department

    • September 1, 1842 is the beginning of fire prevention for Hudson. It is on that date the first hook and ladder company was formed with John Buss (1811-1876) as secretary. From that day forward there has always been a fire organization in town. The...
    • Hudson Library & Historical Society;
    • Church Street #38

    • The Greek Revival-style Martin Luther Edwards House was built in 1853. Martin Luther Edwards (1781-1870) was from New Milford, Connecticut, and was a cabinet- maker. He and his brothers moved to Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio, in 1827 and then...
    • Hudson Library & Historical Society;
    • Hines Hill Road

    • Once located in the vicinity of Hines Hines Hill Road and state route 91, this home was the Hines family homestead. The farm comprised of 17 acres and the last known family members to reside here were Florence Farrar Hines Shiley (1875-1970) and...
    • Hudson Library & Historical Society;
    • College Street #100

    • The Laura W. Lord (1827-1915) house was built in 1872 after the death of Mrs. Lord's husband. The Lords were missionaries to Ceylon, modern day Sri Lanka. The 1874 "Combined Atlas of Summit County" shows a sketch of the house pictured incorrectly...
    • Hudson Library & Historical Society;
    • Oviatt Street #27

    • This circa-1880 home was probably built by English immigrant James L. Harper (1865-1963). Harper was once a South African gold miner and later an agriculturalist who operated greenhouses. His wife, Jessie Wilde Harper, (1875-1932) was active in the...
    • Hudson Library & Historical Society;
    • Oviatt Street #34 - Hudson Elementary School

    • The very first school in Summit County was established in Hudson in 1801 in a log cabin on the Green just two years after David Hudson founded the town. By 1838, Hudson had nine school districts, which in 1855 were consolidated into one union...
    • Hudson Library & Historical Society;
    • Oviatt Street #77 - Hudson High School

    • The first school in Hudson (and Summit County) was founded in 1801. In 1870, a two-year high school program was housed in the now demolished Union School building (located at 34 Oviatt St.) The first graduation exercises took place in 1886. The...
    • Hudson Library & Historical Society;
    • Ravenna Street #139

    • Carpenter and builder George Norris (1882-1939) and his Canadian-born wife, Ada E. Norris (1875-1959), were longtime occupants of this turn-of-the-century home. When he died George was the attendance officer at the Summit County School Board and a...
    • Hudson Library & Historical Society;
    • Thirty Acres Lane #5 - The Pond House

    • Lemuel Porter (1775-1829) likely built this circa-1845 home for abolitionist John B. Clark (1793-1872), who was said to have served as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Clark, a farmer, once served as a trustee of Hudson village and also was...
    • Hudson Library & Historical Society;
    • Streetsboro Street #145

    • The first owners of this late-1920s home were likely Francis (1897-1990) and Marjorie L. (1906-1980) Elgin. Francis was a banker at First National Bank of Akron and Marjorie worked for 45 years in the Summit County auditor's office.
    • Hudson Library & Historical Society;
    • Streetsboro Street #243

    • This late-Greek Revival home dates to 1859 and was built by carpenter-joiner Ransom Sanford (1830-1912). Not only was Sanford responsible for building or repairing most of the homes in Hudson at the time, he built Seymour Straight's (1816-1896)...
    • Hudson Library & Historical Society;
    • Baldwin Street #5

    • This 1830's era home was often associated with previous owner Russell Peck (1814-1913). Peck was a Connecticut native and attended the Pioneer Association of Portage & Summit Counties. He fathered four children, many of whom moved to the west...
    • Hudson Library & Historical Society;
    • Canoeing on East Reservoir

    • Canoeing on East Reservoir in the Portage Lakes area of Summit County, Ohio. Identified in this photograph are Esther and Judy Wixon and their dog, Blackie. This photograph was contributed by Esther DeTray.
    • Akron-Summit County Public Library; Portage Lakes Historical Society

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