Akron in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Elm Court / Our Lady of the Elms
Arthur Hudson Marks (1874 - 1939) / Sisters of St. Dominic
Side A: Elm Court
Arthur Hudson Marks (1874-1939)
Elm Court, designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw of Illinois, was built in 1912 for Arthur Hudson Marks. The original mansion exemplifies the Italian Renaissance Revival style. Elm Court included the mansion, barn, stables, carriage house, pond, and a variety of trees, especially elms, on 33 acres. Arthur Marks was the inventive genius in chemistry and business who revolutionized the rubber industry in Akron. He was best known for inventing the alkaline-recovery vulcanization process in 1899, the cord tire, the chemical research laboratory system, and placing rubber research on a scientific basis. In World War I he served as director of chemical warfare services. Marks served as vice-president of B.F. Goodrich Company and Curtis Airplane and Engine Company and president of other rubber companies and the Aeolian Skinner Organ Company.
Side B: Our Lady of the Elms
Sisters of St. Dominic
In 1923, the Akron Dominican Sisters, the Order of Preachers (OP), purchased Elm Court for a Dominican Provincial House. Our Lady of the Elms Convent was dedicated on October 14, 1923. The next day, the Sisters opened an academy for elementary and high school students. The Akron Dominicans became an independent congregation in 1929, but their history began in 1206
Erected 2007 by Our Lady of the Elms - Class of 1965, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 38-77.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 6.174′ N, 81° 33.375′ W. Marker is in Akron, Ohio, in Summit County. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Our Lady of the Elms. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1230 West Market Street, Akron OH 44313, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Bob's Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stan Hywet Hall (approx. one mile away); The Gate Lodge, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Astronaut Judith Resnik (approx. 1.3 miles away); Portage Path (approx. 1.5 miles away); Treaty of Fort McIntosh Boundary Line (approx. 1.7 miles away); Glendale Steps (approx. 2.1 miles away); 1797 Portage Path Survey (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Akron.
Also see . . .
1. Arthur Marks at Find-A-Grave. (Submitted on June 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. The Skinner Organ Company. (Submitted on June 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. The B. F. Goodrich Story. (Submitted on June 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
4. Our Lady of the Elms Academy. (Submitted on June 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
5. The Dominican Sisters of Peace in Akron. (Submitted on June 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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