Category

Historical Akron (buildings)

Home » Local history » Historical Akron (buildings)

3 posts

Bookmark?Remove?

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 was completed in 1931 by the architectural firm Wal... More »

Bookmark?Remove?

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. The Goodyear Airdock was built in 1929 by Detroit architect Albert Kahn. Com... More »