Self Guided Akron Architecture Walking Tour


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  • Main-Market Historic District — added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003

    • United Building — built by the United Cigar Store Company in 1924, designed in the Neo-Classical style
    • The Northern Ohio Traction and Light Company building — constructed in the Beaux Arts style
    • The Carnegie — designed in the style of Beaux Arts Classicism, designed by architect Frank O. Weary
    • The Commerce Block — Hermes Building was constructed in 1870
    • Everett Building — completed in 1871, constructed in the Second Empire style
    • Akron Art Museum — Old Akron Post Office an Italian Renaissance Revival building constructed in 1899, addition designed by Viennese architectural firm Coop Himmelb(l)au opened in 2007
  • John S. Knight Center — opened in 1994

  • Greystone Hall — originally built by the Freemasons in 1917

  • Akron-Summit County Public Library — originally constructed from 1965 to 1969, remodel designed by architectural firm Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects in 2001, reopened in 2004

  • First Central Trust Building — the tallest skyscraper in Akron, completed in 1931, the building is art deco in style and is 27 stories, a height of 330 feet

  • Akron Civic Theatre — built in 1929 by Marcus Loew and designed by architect, John Eberson

  • Lock 3 Park — pocket park and amphitheater

  • The Akron History Museum at Lock 3

  • Ohio & Erie Canalway — built in the 1820s and 1830s, 1 of 37 National Heritage Areas

  • Canal Park — baseball stadium opened in 1997 designed by architectural firm Populous, formerly known as HOK Sport

  • Goodyear Polymer Center — a research facility built in 1991, designed by architect Richard Fleischman & Associates

  • E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall — opened in 1973, designed by Architects Caudill, Rowlett and Scott of Houston, and Dalton, Van Dijk, Johnson and Partners of Cleveland

  • NIHF School … Center for STEM Learning, formerly the National Inventors Hall of Fame — completed in 1995, addition design by Hasenstab Architects completed in 2010

  • Quaker Square Factory Elevator — built in 1939, Originally built as grain silos for the Quaker Oats Company, was renovated into a hotel in 1980

  • Summit Artspace, a project of the Akron Area Arts Alliance (AAAA)