Postcard view, Firestone Park School, Akron, Ohio

Firestone Park School

Harvey Firestone wanted to create a community near his factories where families of different income levels would live together. He wanted churches, schools, stores and his factories to all be within walking distance. Firestone hired his estate landscape architect, Alling S. DeForest, to design the layout for Firestone Park. Among the many projects was the construction of Firestone Park School. Built-in 1917 and opened in 1919, Harvey deeded the land to the school board.

Location: 1479 Girard Street, Akron

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