Goodyear Airship Hangar in Akron Ohio

Landmarks Of Akron, Ohio 

Sightseers, business people, and travelers to the fairy tale city of Akron in Ohio have pleasant vistas to experience in a once in a lifetime moment.  Whether it is a history quest, information gathering or a round of pleasure in the beautiful Akron parks and recreation, there is enough to occupy the mind and soul. Multimedia would carry away a treasure of sweet memories in lifelike videos and shopping mementos would keep thoughts alive. No list is exhaustive, and perhaps more venues need to be added.

Huntington Tower

Welcome to the tallest building in Akron. Built in 1933, the 330 feet tall building follows the art deco style. Can you believe that it was constructed on top of the Hamilton Building? The building holds a television broadcast tower on the top. The antenna ascends 442 feet.

Huntington Tower, earlier known as First Merit Tower, First National Bank Building, and the First Central Trust Building, is a skyscraper in Akron, Ohio. The centerpiece of downtown Akron, it sits in the Cascade Plaza at the corner of King James Way and East Mill Street. – Wikipedia

The Indian Signal Tree

Not forgetting that America originally contained the Native Americans before the coming of settlers, they used this tree as a landmark. While traveling up the Cuyahoga River, the natives used this 300-year-old bur oak as a milestone to guide the journey.

Some people believe a strange accident shaped the (possibly) 300-year-old bur oak tree’s branches.

Others think American Indians shaped the Indian Signal Tree as a sapling to achieve its unique, three-tonged structure. “The tree might have been physically manipulated by American Indians to use on a transportation route,” explains Mike Johnson, chief of natural resources for Summit Metro Parks. –

Hower House

Once upon a time, the family known as the Howers owned this place. In the present days, it is a much-revered venue that hosts weddings and fundraising events.

Hower House is a Second Empire Italianate structure, built in 1871 by Akron Industrialist, John Henry Hower and his wife, Susan Youngker Hower.

The designer of this 28-room Victorian mansion was Jacob Snyder, a noted Akron architect, perhaps best known for his part in developing the “Akron Plan,” a floor plan widely used in church constructions locally and across the United States between 1870 and 1917. –

Perkins Stone Mansion & John Brown house

Reminding of those distant days when the canal facilitated the movement of people and goods! Now that many buildings dominate the vicinity, the sight is obscured.

Completed in 1837, the Perkins Stone Mansion was built by Colonel Simon Perkins, son of Akron’s founder General Simon Perkins. As one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in Ohio, the Mansion is now a historical house museum whose objects and rooms not only bring to life the Perkins family’s lifestyles over three generations, but interpret the history of Akron and Summit County from Akron’s founding to the turn of the century. –

Goodyear Airdock

Akron is the famed rubber capital of the world of those bygone days. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co’s Goodyear Airdock in Akron represents one of the four mighty companies, and precious memories remain.

The building was designed by Karl Arnstein of Akron, Ohio. At the time it was built, it was the largest building in the world without interior supports, and provided a huge structure in which “lighter-than-air” ships (later known as airships, dirigibles, and blimps) could be constructed. The first two airships to be constructed and launched at the Airdock were USS Akron (ZRS-4), in 1931, and its sister ship, USS Macon (ZRS-5), in 1933. – Wikipedia

Cascade Locks Park Association

Get along the Towpath Trail and be reminded of some bitter moments of history.  The flood of 1913 destroyed the Ohio & Erie Canal and whatever remains can be seen here.

Cascade Locks Park is the southernmost segment of the Cascade Valley Metro Park in a once abandoned and abused urban landscape. The mission of the Cascade Locks Park Association (CLPA), incorporated in June 1989, is to preserve, protect and promote the industrial, commercial and cultural heritage of the Park along locks 10-16 of the Ohio & Erie Canal. The Park’s main feature is the splashing waterway which channels the Ohio & Erie Canal through a series of “staircase locks.” CLPA was a key player in the designation of the regional Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway. Cascade Locks Park serves to connect downtown Akron to a network of open spaces and trails. In order to realize its mission and to revitalize Akron, CLPA worked with local neighbors, nonprofit groups and businesses, partnered with the City of Akron, Summit Metro Parks, the University of Akron, and the National Park Service. –

Akron Civic Theater

Reminding of the 1920’s when it was built, the Akron Civic Theater is truly atmospheric with clouds across a starry sky in the dimness.

The Akron Civic Theatre is a theater in Akron, Ohio. It is one of only sixteen remaining atmospheric theatres designed by John Eberson in the United States and is an excellent example of the great movie palaces of the 1920s. – Wikipedia

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