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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...
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...
Atlas and Industrial Geography of Summit County, 1910
Atlas; Maps; Summit County; Ohio;
The 1910 Atlas and Industrial Geography of Summit County, Ohio. The atlas was made from county records and actual surveys.
Perkins Elementary School; Schools; Exchange Street; Akron; Buildings;
Old Perkins School on W. Exchange Street between Bowery and Locust Streets in Akron, Ohio. Perkins school, named after Simon Perkins Jr., opened in 1872.
Colonel Simon Perkins, Jr.
Akron Rural Cemetery; Cleveland, Akron & Columbus Railroad; Portage County; Summit County; Civil War; B. F. Goodrich Company; Railroads; Cleveland, Akron & Columbus Railroad;
Born in Warren, Ohio, Simon Perkins, Jr. (1813-1887) moved to Akron, Ohio in 1835. He served as State Senator for Portage County from 1839-40, Representative for the newly created Summit County from 1841-42,...
John Brown - Colonel Simon Perkins Mansion
Simon Perkins Home; Houses; Perkins Mansion; Akron; John Brown Home;
A reproduction of a photograph of Colonel Simon Perkins and his family sitting on the porch of their home in Akron, Ohio. In 1846, Perkins went into a sheep and wool business with John Brown. Brown's family...
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,...
John Brown - Tenant House
A reproduction of a photograph of John Brown's tenant house on the Perkins' estate in Akron, Ohio. The Brown family lived here while John and Colonel Simon Perkins tried to make a business of selling sheep...
Hudson; Slavery; Richfield; Civil War; Akron
Born in Connecticut, John Brown (1801-1859) settled in Hudson Township around 1805 and lived on and off in the area for a number of years. He was primarily engaged in farming and tanning, establishing...
House - John Brown
Houses; John Brown Home; Akron;
The John Brown House located on the corner of Copley and Diagonal Roads in Akron, Ohio. In 1846, Perkins went into a sheep and wool business with John Brown. Brown's family moved into Perkins' tenant house...
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...
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