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Akron; Fir Street; Streets and Roads
Fir Street, between Market Street and Buchtel, was home to many of Akron's prominent residents. In 1898, some of the families living on Fir Street were the Tibballs, Howers, Christys, and Merrills. The...
A Brief History of Akron
Akron; Middlebury; Ohio and Erie Canal; Canals; Railroads; Cuyahoga Falls; Cuyahoga River; Lake Erie; Summit Lake; Portange Path; Summit County; Cleveland; Cascade Mill; Cascade Race; Cascade; Cleveland & Pittsburg Railroad; Cleveland, Zanesville & Cincinnati Railroad; Cleveland, Akron & Columbus Railroad; Erie Railroad; B. & O. Railroad; Akron, Bedford & Cleveland Electric Line; A. & C. F. Rapid Transit; Portage County; Twinsburg; Northfield Township; Boston; Hudson; Stow; Northampton; Portage; Tallmadge; Springfield; Coventry; Ritchfield; Bath; Copley; Norton; Green; Franklin; Summit City; Civil War; American Indians; Diamond Match Company; Mills; Manufacturing; B. F. Goodrich Company; Rubber Industry; Banks and banking; Schools; Churches; Buchtel College; First Universalist Church; Parks; Grace Park; Union Park; Perkins Park; Pleasant Park; Neptune Park; Akron Public Library; Clubs and Organizations; Military; Businesses
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,...
View on Akron & Cuyahoga Falls Rapid Transit Railway
Akron; Akron & Cuyahoga Falls Rapid Transit; Railroads; Streetcars and Trolleys
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,...
Entrance to Akron Rural Cemetery
Akron; Akron Rural Cemetery; Cemeteries; Buildings; Glendale 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...
Akron; Main Street; Streets and Roads; Streetcars and Trolleys; Buildings;
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....
Akron; Barberton Inn; Hotels; Barberton
The Barberton Inn was one of the most fashionable hotels in the Akron area for many years. It was built by Ohio Columbus Barber shortly after he founded the town of Barberton, Ohio in 1891. The $75,000...
Mary Day Nursery
Akron; Mary Day Nursery; Akron Children's Medical Center
The Mary Day Nursery and Children's Hospital was founded in 1891 by a group headed by Mary P. Raymond. The original building, located at the intersection of Buchtel and High Streets was donated by Colonel...
Old Maids' Kitchen- Cuyahoga Falls
Cuyahoga Falls; Old Maid's Kitchen; Parks; Hiking trails; Landmarks; Cuyahoga River Gorge Reservation
Old Maids' Kitchen, located in Cuyahoga Falls within the boundaries of the Gorge Metropolitan Park, was reportedly an American Indian camp site. The cave was created during the last 12,000 years when the...
Akron; Perkins Park; Parks
Perkins Park, Akron's first park, was located on the corner of Exchange and Bowery Streets in 1898. When General Simon Perkins originally planned the Village of Akron, he included a New England style public...
Akron; Pleasant Park; Parks
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...
In Randolph Park
Akron; Randolph Park; Parks; Lakes and Ponds; Portage Lakes
Randolph Park was opened on July 7, 1895 by officials of the Mountain Line. It was designed to be a competitor of Silver Lake Park, complete with a large open-air opera house, bath house, and dancing pavillion....
Scene in Akron Rural Cemetery
Akron; Akron Rural Cemetery; Lakes and Ponds; Cemeteries
The Akron Rural Cemetery was chartered in 1839 and 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, they can at the same...
Akron; Silver Lake; Lakes and Ponds; Parks; Portage Lakes
Known for its clear water and good fishing, Silver Lake became a popular summer resort in the 1880s when the C. A. & C. Railroad laid tracks out to the lake. Ralph H. Lodge, the owner of the land, built...
Soldiers' Memorial Chapel- Akron Rural Cemetery
Akron; Soldiers' Memorial Chapel (Glendale Cemetery); Akron Rural Cemetery; Glendale Cemetery; Churches; Cemeteries
The Soldiers' Memorial Chapel, located near the Glendale Avenue entrance to the Akron Rural Cemetery, was built in 1875-76. The members of the Buckley Post, G.A.R. funded the building at a cost of $25,294.64...
In Grace Park
Akron; Grace Park; Parks
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...
St. Bernard's School
Akron; St. Bernard's School; Schools
St. Bernard's Catholic School was established in 1865 in the basement of St. Bernard's Catholic Church on the northeast corner of Broadway and Center Streets. In 1867, a small building was contructed east...
Akron; Summit Lake; Lakes and Ponds; Portage Lakes
A natural lake, Summit Lake existed before the glacial age. It is located on the Continental Divide, meaning that its waters flow north to the Great Lakes and south toward the Gulf of Mexico. When the...
Cave in the Gorge- Cuyahoga Falls
Cuyahoga Falls; The Gorge; Caves; Parks; Hiking trails
The Gorge contains many caves and waterfalls. In the 1890s, as today, it was a popular destination for leisure time activities. Currently managed by Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, the Gorge offers...
Tower in Akron Rural Cemetery
Akron; Akron Rural Cemetery; Cemeteries; Tower
The Bell Tower in Akron Rural Cemetery, now known as Glendale Cemetery, was designed in 1883 by Akron architect, F. O. Weary. It is symbolic of immortality, truth, and a Christian refuge for sinners. It...
On A. & C. F. Rapid Transit Railway at Silver Lake
Akron; A. & C. F. Rapid Transit; Railroads; Silver Lake; Lakes and Ponds; Parks
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...
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