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Edwin Bell Howe
bicycles; Hawkins; Ira Railroad Depot;
This image captures the photographer Edwin Bell Howe with his bicycle at the Hawkins (Ira) railroad depot.
canals; rivers; railroads;
The photographer, Edwin B. Howe was looking east back across the river when he captured this image. The Peninsula skyline includes the 5 foot high mill dam in the foreground and in the background the Valley...
Akron; Howe School; Schools; Ohio and Erie Canal
Howe School, on the corner of South Bowery, Bartges, and St. Clair Streets served as one of Akron's grade schools. Closed in 1972, the school was named after Captain Richard Howe, one of the resident engineers...
Hotel Howe - Bar & Lobby
Postcards; Hotels; Howe Hotel; Buildings;
A postcard showing the exterior of the Hotel Howe, its Green Room Cocktail Bar, and Lobby. The Hotel Howe was built in Akron, Ohio on South Main Street in 1915 by Fred S. Ozier & George H. Lowrey.
Because the canal boat pictured here does not have a central cabin, it is refered to as a State Boat.
Targets at Hawkins Railroad Station
Botzum; Railroads; Railroad Depots; Railroad Stations
A group of men are gathered around shooting targets in front of the Hawkins Railroad Station in this image.
The image shows the Peninsula Mills owned by Moddy and Thomas in 1885. The building was replaced with a larger one in 1902.
Captain Charles Hatch and Crew
canals; canal boat; Ira
This image also appears on page 72 of Jack Gieck's book "A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825-1913." This state boat is on the canal near Ira in the 1880s.
Looking North From Ira
canals; boats; coal;
The image captures the view looking North from Hawkins/Ira. There are three-cabin cargo freighters lined up and laden with coal bound for Cleveland. Piles of timber can also be seen along the towpath.
canals; boats; families;
The image captures a candid moment of a canal family and its crew. Note the little chair at the tiller where a young boy likely sat while steering the boat.
The Ben Harrison
The Ben Harrison negotiates the lock with tied to a snubbing post in this image.
Ira - Botzum area of the canal
canals; Ira; Botzum;
This image captures the the still waters of the Ohio Canal in the Ira - Botzum area.
Thirty people and at least 4 dogs are crowded onto Hawkins Bridge oblivious tot eh flooding danger. The Photographer is standing on the canal's towpath looking east toward the river. The bridge is similar...
Ira; horses; bridge
An enormous tree trunk, believed to be a bridge beam where a straight line configuration is better on the contact point, is pulled by a team of 6 horses at Ira.
Farmhouse south of Botzum
farms; Botzum; Sewage Treatment Plant
This image captures serveral people standing in front of a farmhouse that was a little south of Botzum. This property is now part of the City of Akron Sewage Treatment Plant.
The image captures an unknown military group in Peninsula, Ohio. They could be on parade or drilling to prepare for the Spanish-American War.
stores; Botzum; porch;
This image captures a group of people gathered on the front porch of the Botzum Store.
railroads; Valley Railroad; Peninsula;
The Peninsula station along the Valley Railroad included the water tower pictured here. The B. & O. locomotive #13 is shown taking on water. Although the station has been restored and now serves as a visitor...
Peninsula Railroad Station
railroads; stations; Peninsula
This image shows the Peninsula station along the Valley Railroad. The station has been restored and now serves as a visitor center.
canals; timber; boats
The image shows an Ohio Three-Cabin boat loaded with timber.
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