Greetings from Akron, Ohio

Greetings from Akron

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

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Train from Chautauqua Park to Silver Lake Park, Akron/Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Chautauqua Park – Train to Silver Lake Park

The Miniature Railway at Silver Lake Park was a 15 in gauge miniature railway opened…

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Kelly Springfield Tire Company, Akron, Ohio

Kelly-Springfield Tire Company

The company was founded in 1884 by Edwin S. Kelly and fellow…

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The Wm. Christy Residence, Akron, Ohio

Wm. Christy Residence

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Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio

Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.

It all began at Sweitzer Street and Miller Avenue in…

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Summit County Jail, Akron, Ohio

Summit County Jail

Built in 1902, the old jail was located between High…

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The Factories of The B. F. Goodrich Co., Akron, Ohio. Largest Rubber Plant in the World.

B. F. Goodrich Company

Born in Ripley, New York in 1841, Benjamin Franklin Goodrich pursued…

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Sheraton Hotel, Akron, Ohio

Mayflower – Sheratan

“Sheraton Hotel, 259 So. Main Street, Akron Ohio – Akron’s…

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East Market Street Looking North, Akron, Ohio

East Market Street Looking North

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Music Hall, Eagle Convention Hall, Akron, Ohio

Music Hall

The German Music Hall was dedicated in 1904 with a…

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Navy Corsair Fighter, Built by Goodyear Aircraft over Stadium, Akron, Ohio

Navy Corsair Fighter over Rubber Bowl

A US Navy Corsair Fighter, built by Goodyear Aircraft flies…

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Portage Hotel Interior - Akron, Ohio

Portage Hotel – Interior

The Portage Hotel was located at 10 North Main Street…

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Post Office, Akron, Ohio

Post Office

The brick building opened in 1899 as Akron’s main post…

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Akron Savings & Loan, Akron, Ohio

Akron Savings & Loan

Built in 1923, the Akron Savings & Loan building is…

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First Second National Bank Building, Akron, Ohio

First Second National Building

The First Second National Bank Building was built in 1911by Carmichael…

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Silver Lake Menagerie, Cuyahoga Falls/Akron, Ohio

Silver Lake Park – Menagerie

Beginning in 1874, Silver Lake and the land surrounding it…

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Bus Station, Akron, Ohio

Greyhound Bus Terminal

The Greyhound Bus Terminal in Akron was built at a…

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Bear at Silver Lake

Silver Lake Park – Bears

In 1888, Ralph Lodge was presented with a female black…

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The Goodyear Zeppelin Corp's Airship Factory and Dock, Municipal Airport, Akron, Ohio

Airships – Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation

Goodyear built its first blimp in 1912. In 1928 the…

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Firestone Research Center, South Main Street Akron, Ohio

Firestone Research Building

“High on a hill overlooking the Firestone Tire and Rubber…

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Akron Public Library, Akron, Ohio

Public Library

In 1874, the newly-formed Akron Public Library Board met for…

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Akron Pharmacy Co. Akron, Ohio

Portage Hotel – Akron Pharmacy Co.

The Portage Hotel was located downtown at Main Street and…

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Main Street looking South, Akron, Ohio

Main Street looking South – O’Neils

Michael O’Neil and his partner Isaac Dyas began serving Akron shoppers…

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Peoples Hospital, Akron, Ohio

Peoples Hospital

After construction in 1915, the hospital struggled financially. In those…

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Main Plant, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Akron, Ohio.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. – Main Plant

By 1930 Goodyear had pioneered what would later become known…

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Main Street, looking North from Exchange Street, Akron, Ohio

Main Street – Looking North from Exchange Street

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