Kenmore was founded in 1908, as a residential community between the industrial cities of Akron and Barberton. The village which was strategically built along the streetcar lines between the two cities and grew so fast that it earned the nicknamed “fastest–growing city in the world“. Kenmore was annexed by Akron in 1928. Pictured: I.O.O.F. Lodge 927
This was Kenmore’s first school which opened in 1903. The name was soon changed to Central and then to Heminger. The school was closed in 2008 and demolished to make room for a senior housing development. Location: (Demolished) 2228 11th Street in Kenmore, Ohio
The history of Summit Lake predates the glaciers that carved their way across this region in the last Ice Age. This massive urban lake sits almost 400 feet above Lake Erie.
A vintage view of Akron’s Goodyear Heights neighborhood at what is today Goodyear Boulevard and Para Avenue.