Built in 1904, for the purpose of being a permanent home for Akron’s Public Library. Its purpose lasted nearly 40 years before being considered obsolete.
Busy day at Akron’s Central Fire Station. A crowd gathers to watch firemen practice their skills.
Akron Fire Department has a long and proud history dating all the way back to 1839 when Akron Council provided for the creation of volunteer companies to replace the Fire Warden. The “North Akron Fire Company” was formed on December 11, 1839. The first fire engine house was erected in 1841.
The Akron Fire Department was fully motorized by 1914, one of the first departments to do so in the country!
The United States Post Office building is located at the corner of E. Market and Prospect Streets was completed in 1929 at a cost of $565, 000. This was Akron’s second Post Office building – the last having been built in 1899. The building’s second floor served as a home for other governmental organizations including:…
The first horseless (motorized) police vehicle introduced in the United States was used in Akron, Ohio. The vehicle had seating space for 12 people. The car was often called a squad car because it was used to transport a squad of police officers to a crime scene.
Looking nothing like a jail, this stunning structure was erected in 1902. Inside the sandstone walls were living quarters for the county sheriff and cells for up to 100 prisoners. In 1965 the building was destroyed to make way for the new City-County Safety Building.
Ohio National Guard Armory in Akron, Ohio