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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,...
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....
In the Glen- Cuyahoga Falls
Akron; Cuyahoga Falls; Rivers; Glen, Akron (park); Bridges
The suspension bridge can be seen in the foreground of this image, and the High Bridge in background. Both bridges cross the Cuyahoga River near the High Bridge Glens Park in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. (Art...
Scene on Cuyahoga River
Akron; Cuyahoga River; Rivers; Bridges
A bridge spans the Cuyahoga River in Summit County, Ohio. (Art Work of Akron, Ohio. pt. 9 pg. 1)
View on Cuyahoga River
Akron; Cuyahoga River; Bridges; Rivers;
A bridge, likely for trains, spans the Cuyahoga River in Summit County Ohio. (Art Work of Akron, Ohio. pt. 3 pg. 2)
Akron; Hotel Buchtel; Hotels; Buildings; Streets and Roads
Opened on April 16, 1884 the Buchtel Hotel was the leading hotel in the city for 28 years. Built by William Buchtel for $100,000, construction was completed in the spring of 1884. The hotel was five stories...
Akron; Long Lake; Lakes and Ponds; Amusement Parks; Portage Lakes
A summer resort on the Portage Lakes, Long Lake boasted a park directed by A. B. Tinker. It offered a hotel, boat liveries, fishing, swimming and dancing. There was no rail or street car service to Long...
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...
Akron; Howard Street; Streets and Roads; Parades
Home to banks and merchants, Howard Street was Akron's main roadway in the 19th century. It was the first street paved in Akron, Ohio in 1868. The paving contract was won by Julius Sumner. (Art Work of...
Central Office Building
Akron; Central Office Building; Buildings; Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.; The Press; Akron Centre Plaza
The Central Office Building is on the northwest corner of Main and Mill streets, across Main Street from the Akron-Summit County Public Library in Akron, Ohio. This site is currently occupied by the Akron...
View on the Canal
Akron; Canals; Rivers
Built in the 1820s and 1830s, canals brought tremendous growth to Summit County. The decline of the canal system began in 1856 as railroad lines began to replace the canals as the primary means for travel...
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...
First Universalist Church
Akron; First Universalist Church; Churches
The first Universalist Church was built in 1879 on the northwest corner of Broadway and Mill at a cost of $40,000. (Art Work of Akron, Ohio. pt. 1 pg. 4)
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...
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...
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