Akron Area Landmarks of Yesteryear

Which do you remember?

We’ve found some great old photographs and post cards from  Akron’s Early years.

Enjoy our collection of buildings, bridges, and locations!  Share this with your elder family members.

soapbox1960s
Akron’s Celebration of the Soap Box Derby sometime in the 1960s. Wow what a parade!
perkins-school
1912. Established in 1989 on the south side of Perkins Square, Perkins school was a ‘normal training’ school – educating teachers like a college today.
mainstreet
Main Street in Akron, 1909- Complete with Electric Train Cars.. Amazing!
perkinssquare
Perkins Squiare Playground, very Early 20th Century
mainstreetClinton
Main Street, Clinton Ohio. First Decade 20th Century
northhill-viaduct
North Hill/ Main Street ViaDuct, Early 20th Century
graceschool
Grace Elementary School circa 1911 in West Akron. This school was located at 5 points, and demolished in 2002 after its closure in 1977.
howardstreetnorth
Not Harvard Street, but Howard Street, this was the main thoroughfare in the 1800s before Main Street was built over an abandoned canal. Location faces North.
gradedschoolcuyfalls
An Unnamed Grade School in Cuyahoga Falls, captured in this 1912 postcard. Do you know what this school was called?
eastmarketGarden
East Market Gardens Dance Hall, 1920s. Looks Fun for the Roaring 20s in Akron’s Heyday!!
CuyFallsSanitarium
The Fair Oaks Villa Sanitarium in Cuyahoga Falls, Early 20th Century – for those with “mental and nervous disorders’
hudsonPark
1906 – Hudson Park. Be Well Grandma, Be Well.
peopleshospital
Still a working Medical Building but hidden by a new face in downtown Akron, This people’s hospital image is circa 1914.
firestone
1920 Image Showcasing the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.
ChildrensHospital
Children’s Hospital, in the 40s
akron1878
Akron Ohio, 1878
highbridgeattheGorge
Bridges Spanning the Gorge between Akron and Cuyahoga Falls – This is the High Level Bridge. Located Near Front Street, North of Cuyahoga Falls Avenue
frontstreetCuyFalls
Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, No Date.
frontstreetCuyFalls2
Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, Complete with Track Cars… Looking North, early 20th Century
downcanal
1908, a View of the Northern Ohio Railway Bridge over the Canal. Beautiful

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