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John Eisenmann / Boston Township Hall

(1851-1924) /                                          

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, April 7, 2019
1. John Eisenmann Marker
Inscription.  In addition to the Boston Township Hall, well-known Cleveland architect John Eisenmann designed many prominent buildings, including the Cleveland Arcade. Eisenmann was also the first professor of civil engineering at the Case School of Applied Science and wrote Cleveland’s first building code. Eisenmann was paid $140 for his drawings for this school building, which was built for $4,000. Later in life, Eisenmann designed the state flag for Ohio, adopted in 1902. He was also a major advocate for the construction of the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial at Put-In-Bay, opened in 1915.

Boston Township Hall. In 1887, John Eisenmann designed this stick-style building for the Peninsula Board of Education so that it could consolidate two one-room school houses. The Peninsula and the Boston Township Boards of Education merged in 1919. The brick addition, designed by architects Harpster and Bliss, was built in 1920. The trustees of Boston Township purchased this property in 1939 from the Board of Education. Union Grange #2380 occupied the first floor for nearly 50 years. The non-profit Boston Township Hall Committee,
Boston Township Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 7, 2019
2. Boston Township Hall Marker
Inc. was formed in 1990 to work with the township trustees to restore the building.
 
Erected 2011 by Boston Township and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 43-77.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 14.488′ N, 81° 33.268′ W. Marker is in Peninsula, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is on Main Street (Ohio Route 303) just east of Riverview Road (County Route 9), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1775 Main St, Peninsula OH 44264, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert L. Hunker (within shouting distance of this marker); Peninsula Village Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Linking the Wilderness to the World (approx. 1˝ miles away); Boston Mills Road Bridge (approx. 1˝ miles away); A New Champion for an Old Canal (approx. 1˝ miles away); Boston Store (approx. 1˝ miles away); Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Development of Valley Industry (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peninsula.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for John Eisenmann. “The Cleveland Arcade is
Boston Township Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 7, 2019
3. Boston Township Hall and Marker
identified as the first indoor shopping mall in the United States. and was built by Detroit Bridge Co., run by Stephen V. Harkness. It is one of the few remaining arcades of its kind in the United States. Modeled after the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II located in Milan, the Arcade comprises two nine-story towers with a skylight, 100 feet high, made of 1,800 panes of glass spanning over 300 feet.” (Submitted on May 29, 2019.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureEducation
 
Boston Township Hall, Peninsula, Ohio image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 7, 2019
4. Boston Township Hall, Peninsula, Ohio
The Cleveland Arcade image. Click for full size.
By the Detroit Publishing Co., via the Library of Congress, circa 1915
5. The Cleveland Arcade
401 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. The first indoor shopping mall.
Ohio State Flag — The Ohio Burgee image. Click for full size.
via Wikipedia Commons
6. Ohio State Flag — The Ohio Burgee
Ohio’s swallowtail flag is the only non-rectangular U.S. state flag. Its red, white, and blue elements symbolize the state's natural features and order of admission into the Union. A prominent disc in the flag's triangular canton is suggestive of the state's name. The flag was designed in 1901 by John Eisenmann for the Pan-American Exposition and adopted in 1902.—Wikipedia
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 17, 2012
7. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 29, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   7. submitted on August 19, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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