The village of Akron was established by General Simon Perkins when plans for the Ohio & Erie Canal were finalized in 1825. He donated the land for the canal and much of the town. Akron received its city charter from the state on March 12, 1836.
EXPLORE DOWNTOWN AKRON:
- Akron City Club
- E. J. Thomas Hall
- First Night Akron
- Grandmother's Video
- Inventure Place
- O'Neils Christmas Windows
- St. Bernards Church
How many buildings can you identify in the Akron skyline? You'll need a sharp eye because some of them are hiding!
Stumped? Click on the building name to reveal its location:
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