Virtual Akron

One of the high-points of going downtown in the mid-1900s was a stop at the O'Neil's department store. The store, on the banks of the Ohio & Erie Canal, closed its doors in 1988, and the 800,000 square foot building was donated to the city.

Today, the O'Neil's building has been renovated by Akron's oldest law firm, Roetzel & Andress, and, after $30 million of improvements, the building has re-opened with space for offices, restuarants, and shops.

During the holiday season the windows of O'Neil's building still bring smiles to children's faces with wonderful displays of lights and animated characters.

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