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    • Rear of Barber Mansion

    • Photograph of the east side of the Barber Mansion after the planting of large, mature trees which created a more private setting for the mansion. Barber had 1,100 full-grown trees, including some giant oaks, transplanted to the grounds. Because...
    • Barberton Public Library;
    • Aurora Road #2357

    • This home, first built in 1824 by Horace Metcalf (1791-1865), remained with the Metcalf family until 1928. Metcalf was married to the daughter of Dr. Moses Thompson (1776-1858), who arrived in Hudson with town founder David Hudson (1761-1836) in...
    • Hudson Library & Historical Society;
    • Powerhouse/Garage and Apiary of the Barber Mansion

    • Photograph of the powerhouse/garage of the Barber Mansion, which housed Barber's auto garage and a large boiler used to create steam heat for the mansion. The powerhouse was also used to generate electricity for the huge estate. For fear of a...
    • Barberton Public Library;
    • Ohio Columbus Barber

    • Portrait of Ohio Columbus Barber, the wealthy industrialist who founded Barberton, Ohio in 1891. Barber, the son of a small match factory owner, was born in Middlebury, Ohio in 1841. Barber began working at his father's Barber Match Factory at age...
    • Barberton Public Library;
    • Exterior of the Solarium of the Barber Mansion

    • Photograph of the Barber Mansion showing the solarium, or sun porch, which was said to have been Barber's favorite room. Barber's bedroom looked out over the roof of the solarium. The brick of the mansion, as seen in this photograph, was laid to...
    • Barberton Public Library;
    • Third Wall Mural in the Barber Mansion

    • Photograph of one of five large murals located on the wall of the main floor hallway of the Barber Mansion. The paintings were copies of Boucher originals that belong to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Unable to purchase the originals, Barber...
    • Barberton Public Library;
    • Ohio Columbus Barber

    • Portrait of Ohio Columbus Barber, the wealthy industrialist who founded Barberton, Ohio in 1891. Barber, the son of a small match factory owner, was born in Middlebury, Ohio in 1841. Barber began working at his father's Barber Match Factory at age...
    • Barberton Public Library;
    • Stokes Lane #14

    • This home once belonged to Anthony (1894-1955) and Josephine (1891-1985) Stokes. When the couple moved to Hudson in 1926, they purchased 22 acres of land on a farm once owned by Caroline Baldwin Babcock (1841-1921). The Stokes added on to the...
    • Hudson Library & Historical Society;
    • Akron City Water Works Dam

    • In 1910, Akron Mayor William T. Sawyer and the city council wanted to create a completely new water system. An engineering team's survey report recommended that Akron buy land and build a reservoir on the upper Cuyahoga River at a site just north...
    • Summit County Historical Society
    • Akron City Water Works Dam Completed

    • This image shows the newly completed Akron Water Works Dam in Kent, Ohio. In 1910, Akron Mayor William T. Sawyer and the city council wanted to create a completely new water system. An engineering team's survey report recommended that Akron buy...
    • Summit County Historical Society
    • Akron City Water Works Dam

    • In 1910, Akron Mayor William T. Sawyer and the city council wanted to create a completely new water system. An engineering team's survey report recommended that Akron buy land and build a reservoir on the upper Cuyahoga River at a site just north...
    • Summit County Historical Society
    • Source of Akron Water at Kent Ohio

    • In 1910, Akron Mayor William T. Sawyer and the city council wanted to create a completely new water system. In August 28, 1911, an engineering team's survey report recommended that Akron buy land and builds a reservoir on the upper Cuyahoga River...
    • Summit County Historical Society
    • Akron City Water Works Dam

    • This colorized postcard shows the Akron City Water Department Dam in Kent, Ohio. In 1910, Akron Mayor William T. Sawyer and the city council wanted to create a completely new water system. An engineering team's survey report recommended that Akron...
    • Summit County Historical Society

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