Historical Akron (buildings)

Vintage Structures | The Byron Robinson Mansion

photos by Charlotte Gintert, words by Mark Schweitzer 05/22/2018 Before tire manufacturing became Akron’s claim to fame, the city was known far and wide as a major supplier of ceramic items, from clay pipe ...

Historical Akron | The House That Jack Built

What’s happening with the old John S. Knight house? words and photos by Charlotte Gintert 05/22/2018 In 1921, a young editor for the Akron Beacon Journal and his new wife moved into a brand new house on So...

Progress Through Perseverance

Akron’s Progress Through Preservation renews its effort to save the best of our city’s built history by Mark Schweitzer 03/28/2018 Since 1984, Progress Through Preservation (PTP) has supported preservation...

Historical Akron: FirstMerit Tower

by Katie Jackson As the brightest jewel of the Akron skyline, the FirstMerit Tower is easily identifiable from any downtown vantage point. Standing tall at a coincidental 330 feet, the Art-Deco style building ...

Historical Akron: Blimp City – The Goodyear Airdock

by Katie Jackson A giant black slug on the horizon of Route 224 holds a mysterious history which is as essentially Akron as the hum that used to fill the sky from its former resident. Photo courtesy of Tim...