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John Brown House, Akron, Ohio

John Brown House

Brown was an abolitionist with strong religious convictions. He felt that violence was necessary to end American slavery, since decades of peaceful efforts had failed. In May 1856, Brown and his sons killed five supporters of slavery in the Pottawatomie massacre. Brown then commanded anti-slavery forces at the Battle of Black Jack and the Battle of Osawatomie. Brown…

P.E. Werner's Residence, Akron, Ohio

Paul E. Werner’s Residence

While Akron’s most famous names were building their fortunes in rubber, Paul E. Werner had created a publishing empire that spanned the globe. Changes to international copyright laws lead to a series of suits against Werner’s publishing company. While he won most of the suits, the cost was high and ultimately toppled his vast empire. For…

East Market Street

The street has been called Millionaires’ Row by some and rightfully so. Before it was commercially developed, Akron’s East Market Street was populated by Akron’s most famous names. F.A. Seiberling (Goodyear), Ferdinand Schumacher (Quaker Oats), O.C. Barber (Diamond Match).

Amelia Flats Apartment Building, Akron, Ohio

Amelia Flats Apartment Building

This five-story apartment building (built 1901), stood on Park Street across from Grace Park and overlooked the city’s Union Station. Amelia Flats was one of Akron’s earliest apartment houses. Constructed by Horace B. Camp as upscale apartments in a neighborhood where Akron’s elite families lived. Neighbors would have included names like Barber, Buchtel, Firestone, Hower, and…

Residence of Senator Charles Dick, Akron, Ohio

Residence – Senator Dick

“Charley” Dick was elected to the United States House of Representatives by a special election in 1898 and served until he resigned in 1904, having been elected to the Senate to fill the vacancy created by the death of Marcus A. Hanna. He served until 1911, when he lost a bid for a second term. While in Congress, Dick became one of the…

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