Category: Transportation

Union Depot, Akron Ohio

Union Depot

Akron’s third Union Station was built in 1949. The Railroad Depot was used by both the Pennsylvania and Baltimore & Ohio Railroads. Union Depot was connected to the Greyhound Bus Station by way of a bridge over the tracks. The enclosed bridge had a stairway and escalator to track level. The last intercity passenger train to…

View of Airport Terminal

Airport Terminal – 4

When airships ruled the skies, the terminal was a U.S. naval air station, Naval Air Station Akron. Today the airport no longer serves the military but instead provides general aviation services.

trolley crossing the gorge

Bridge at the Gorge

The Northern Ohio Power and Light Company built a power plant at the southeast corner of the High Street car bridge over the Cuyahoga River in 1912.  This project included the construction of a dam that would cover the famed Big Falls and forever change the natural beauty of the Gorge.

Airport Terminal, Akron, Ohio

Municipal Airport

Akron’s Air Terminal Depot at the Akron Municipal Airport was, at one time, the only port of entry in Ohio for air passengers. The building housed customs offices, a complete meteorological office, an emergency hospital a restaurant and included observation decks to watch the air traffic.

Union Station, Akron, Ohio

Union Station

Akron’s Downtown Union Station Akron’s second Union Station was constructed in 1891 and had several addition made before being demolished in 1951. It was located between East Market Street and Park Street. The station served three major railroads including the Baltimore & Ohio, the Cleveland Akron & Columbus, and the Erie.  

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