The Mayflower hotel was located at the corner of State and Main. In this view, it was a DeWitt operated hotel.
Interurban cars are lined up outside the Hamilton Building on South Main Street. It’s another busy day in Akron.
Quaker Oats mills looking down Akron’s busy Howard Street. The Flatiron building is seen here towering above the Interurban streetcars.
Planned as the finest YMCA in Ohio, the 16-story Art Deco building opened to the public in 1931.
Akron YMCA Building is a registered historic building in Akron, Ohio, listed in the National Register on October 31, 1980. Although the YMCA is still in the building for which it is named, the organization no longer owns the building. The YMCA now leases space on the lower floors from the building’s owner.
Looking down on Akron’s Main Street gives a picture of how vibrant and busy this city was in its heyday.
A crowded parking lot at Akron’s popular amusement park, Summit Beach Park on the shores of Summit Lake.
This rather plain looking structure once stood on the site of today’s First National Bank Tower. The Hamilton Building was home to the Central Savings and Trust which moved into the building in 1918 and renamed it the Central Savings and Trust Building. The bank remained there until the building was demolished and replaced by…
Located at 10 North Main Street, this eight-story, 170-room hotel was completed in 1912. After its closing in 1969, the Portage was converted into a nursing home. After 80 years in Akron, the building was demolished in 1992.
Magnificently modern in concept, comfort, convenience – 200 luxury rooms – Free inside parking – Swimming pool – Restaurant. 50 West State St. Akron 8 Ohio Telephone: 762-0451 Teletype AK84
This pre 1919 postcard view shows the building as originally constructed. In 1919 the building had an additional four floors added. It has also gone through a number of name changes over the years. Today it is known as the Key Building but was formerly known as the Society Building, The Centran Building, and the First National Bank Building. Post…
The Industrial University Club House is located at the corner of Goodyear Boulevard and East Market Street.
Main Street Akron Postcards