Greetings From Akron, Ohio

Greetings from Akron

Seeded on the Ohio-Erie Canal, Akron was the fastest growing…

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Ohio Canal near Youngs, A Shady Nook

Ohio Canal near Youngs, A Shady Nook

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Firestone Research Center, Akron, Ohio

Firestone Research Center

Constructed at a cost of $2 million, Firestone’s research laboratory sat…

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Main Plant - The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company - Akron, Ohio U.S.A.

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company – Main Plant

In 1916, Goodyear became the world’s largest tire company. This…

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Walter Thornwell Inn, Akron, Ohio

Walter Thornwell Inn

The Walter Thornwell Inn on Manchester Road. tel Man-3523.

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First Presbyterian Church, Akron, Ohio

First Presbyterian Church

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Portage Path Canoe Club, Akron, Ohio

Portage Path Canoe Club

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Union Station

Akron’s rapid population growth of the early 1900s put a strain…

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Sightseers at Summit Beach Park, Akron, Ohio

Summit Beach Park

A crowded day of fun at Akron’s Summit Beach Park…

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Union Station “depot”

Built before the rubber boom, Akron’s Union Station quickly showed…

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Hotel Marne, Akron, Ohio

Hotel Marne

Owned by T.E. McShaffrey, Hotel Marne was located at 281…

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Akron Postcard, Akron, Ohio

Someone in Akron

Akron became a manufacturing center primarily due to its location.…

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Main Street, looking South, Akron, Ohio

Main Street – Looking South

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Young's Resort on Mud Lake, Akron, Ohio

Louis Young’s Resort

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South Main Street looking North

South Main Street

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Howard Street - Looking up North Hill, Akron, Ohio

Howard Street – Looking up North Hill

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Akron Ohio's Union Station

Union Station

This was Akron’s second Union station. Although an attractive structure,…

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Robinson Clay Products, Akron, Ohio

Robinson Clay Product Company

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Robinson, Richard Whitmore, and Thomas…

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Summit County Court House, Akron, Ohio

Summit County Court House

The Summit County Courthouse is located at 209 South High…

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Flat Iron Building

Flat Iron Building

Akron’s Flatiron Building was located at Howard and Main Streets…

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Goodyear Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio

Goodyear – Rubber Company

IN 1889, with just 13 employees, Goodyear production began. The…

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Akron Baptist Temple, Akron, Ohio

Akron Baptist Temple

Million Dollar Akron Baptist Temple. 2314 Manchester Road in South…

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Log House, Silver Lake, near Akron, Ohio

Silver Lake – Old Cabin

Silver Lake Park had several log cabins, like the one…

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Greetings from America's Rust Belt

America’s Rust Belt

Following World War II, Akronites faced difficult financial times. The…

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Springfield Lake, Ohio

Pavilion – Springfield Lake

The Springfield Lake Pavilion was used for many social functions,…

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Main Street, looking North

An early view of Akron’s Main Street complete with streetcar,…

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