Category: Entertainment

Music Hall, Akron, Ohio

Music Hall

The Music Hall was dedicated on opened in 1904 with a concert by the Victor Herbert Orchestra. Paul E. Werner, a German-American immigrant and philanthropist who made his fortunes in the publishing industry (Werner Printing and Lithograph Company) financed the $65,000 building. It was commonly known as the German-American Music Hall until anti-German sentiments arose…

Radio Station WADC = Home of CBS in Akron, Ohio

WADC Radio

Built on the site where Hotel Buchtel once stood, the WADC building was completed May 6th, 1949. The entire second floor was occupied by Radio Station WADC, which was established April 8th, 1925, and was owned and operated by Allen T. Simmons. In 1929 the station’s announcer was George F. Houston. According to, other…

Entrance to Grace Park, Akron, O.

Grace Park

Location across from Akron’s Union Station, Grace Park became a hotspot for political campaigns and “whistle stop” speeches. Rutherford B. Hayes, William H. Taft, William McKinley, and Theodore Roosevelt all gave speeches to large crowds at Grace Park.