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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...
Harold M. Strough House-Jasperware Tablets
The Jasperware tablets of the Mantelpiece Frieze were echoed by Grisaille panels suspended on husk swags flanking Francis Jones' Overmantel, and also placed in the friezes of the Drawing-room openings
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....
Main Floor Hallway of the Barber Mansion
Barberton; Houses; Art; Art Galleries;
Photograph of the main floor hallway from the rear entrance of the Barber Mansion. The floors were constructed of Sienna marble from Italy, and the rugs were hand-loomed in Scotland especially for the...
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...
Clark Rottman Home
Houses; Residences; Wilbeth Road; East Avenue
Man standing with horse outside; child standing on porch. Note on back: ""7/19/46 Art Williams now lives in this house - this is now West Wilbeth Road. Akron, Ohio, just off East Avenue.""
First Annual Report of the City Hospital of Akron
Hospitals; Akron City Hospital; Akron;
The City Hospital of Akron, Ohio's first annual report. The report was published October 20, 1893 under the presidency of O.C. Barber. The pamphlet gives a detailed report of the first year of operating,...
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...
1941 Civil War Veterans Reunion
Civil War; Wars; Ohio Infantry; Union Army; Streets and Roads; Veterans; Awards and Honors; Reunions; Letters; Women's Relief Corps; Ladies of the Grand Army; Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War; Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War; Portsmouth, Ohio; Mansfield, Ohio; Clyde, Ohio; Mt. Vernon, Ohio; Akron; Shelby, Ohio; Wooster, Ohio; Cleveland;
A souvenir program from the 1941 reunion of Ohio Civil War Veterans, and the dedication of General McPherson Highway in Clyde, Ohio.
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...
Happy Days Camp
Jews; Painters; Camps; Akron Jewish Center; Art; Clubs and Organizations; Youth
Eight year old Michael Schmidt of Cuyahoga Falls finger-paints during the Akron Jewish Center's "Happy Days Camp" in Akron, Ohio.
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...
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