Ohio.com - Local history: The great t...

Ohio.com - Local history: The great temple

There are 12 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Aug 27, 2007, titled Ohio.com - Local history: The great temple. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

The brick-and-stone edifice towered over all other buildings in the city. In September 1896, Akron welcomed its first skyscraper: a seven-story structure at Main and Mill streets.

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Bore Vidal

Akron, OH

#1 Aug 27, 2007
Fun article. Once again, Mark Price's weekly history department is, hands down, the best thing in the Beacon.

“I'm as Mad as Hell...”

Since: Mar 07

Your Neighbor & Friend

#2 Aug 27, 2007
Akron Public Schools needs an updated Akron Story textbook to instill some sense of pride into our children. Mark Price is the obvious man for the job.
Logic Wins

Akron, OH

#3 Aug 27, 2007
Howard Beale Jr wrote:
Akron Public Schools needs an updated Akron Story textbook to instill some sense of pride into our children. Mark Price is the obvious man for the job.
I agree. Some form of "new" AKron History should be compiled for the future. Too much history buried in the vaults of the ABJ.
Todd

Akron, OH

#4 Aug 27, 2007
If you think the ABJ has history you should see the archives at the U of Akron. They have some pretty extensive history on the University and the city.
No Comment

Strongsville, OH

#5 Aug 27, 2007
Post No Grump
Bore Vidal

Akron, OH

#6 Aug 27, 2007
Logic Wins wrote:
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I agree. Some form of "new" AKron History should be compiled for the future. Too much history buried in the vaults of the ABJ.
What new Akron history?!?!
Bore Vidal

Akron, OH

#7 Aug 27, 2007
The history of a city in a death spiral?
Logic Wins

Akron, OH

#8 Aug 27, 2007
A "newly" published Akron history...

Comprehension folks, comprehension.

“Just Watching the Parade”

Since: Jul 07

Akron

#9 Aug 27, 2007
I really enjoyed this article. I'm not originally from Akron, and so don't know a lot of the local history. It's interesting to see the name of someone from the city's past and recognize it as a street or place name.
OldManGrump

Canton, OH

#10 Aug 27, 2007
No Comment wrote:
Post No Grump
"No Comment" has one of those mighty minds -- mighty empty.
Steph Duke

Strongsville, OH

#11 Sep 2, 2007
Once again Mark Price digs into the past and comes up with another fascinating study of Akron's past, written with that singular empathy for local history that is Mark's signature. I came to Akron in 1950 from England and fell in love immediately with Main Street and the bustling shops and department stores that lined both sides of the street. The Kresge store where the Odd Fellows perched above it on the top floors seemed to me a treasure house of goodies after the grey, dismal, chilly postwar England I had left behind. A tip of the hat to the Odd Fellows and to Mark Price.
Joe Ann Fox

Bell Gardens, CA

#12 Mar 3, 2008
Is Mark Price the same one who went to Wellston High School in Wellston,Mo. in St. Louis County? If so , there is going to be a school reunion and he has been "LOST". Please have him e-mail :
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