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Entrance to Union Park, Akron, Ohio

Union Park

In 1848, Col. Simon Perkins, son of Akron’s founder, gave the People of Akron a gift. Originally called Flatiron Park (a reference to its triangular shape), Union Park, along with Grace Park were given to the people of Akron with a stipulation that these lands be used “for the purpose of public squares, or grounds,…

Akron High School, Akron, Ohio

Akron High School

Akron’s first high school was located on Forge Street, between College and Union Streets, facing Union Park; the school was established in 1857, but the structure pictured in this vintage postcard was not constructed until 1885. At the time, the building cost $135,000 -that’s about 3.5 million in today’s dollars.

High School, Akron, Ohio.

Akron High School

The high school was located on Forge Street, between College and Union Streets, facing Union Park. The school was established in 1857, but the pictured building was erected in 1885 at a cost of $135,000.

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