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Peninsula in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Robert L. Hunker


— In Recognition —

Robert L. Hunker Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 7, 2019
1. Robert L. Hunker Memorial
Inscription.  Robert L. Hunker was a nationally renowned interior and architectural designer who moved his home and business to Peninsula, Ohio in 1962.

He purchased, preserved and renovated over thirty irreplaceable historic village structures, including the Bronson Church and the G.A.R. Hall, thus preserving them for the enjoyment of future generations.

He advocated for valley green-space between Akron and Cleveland and assisted with the site location of Blossom Music Center as well as the founding of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Dedicated to his memory ...
Erected by Doris Hunker and the Peninsula Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionEducationParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1962.
Location. 41° 14.49′ N, 81° 33.316′ W. Marker is in Peninsula, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 303) and Riverview Road (County Route 9), on the left when traveling
Robert L. Hunker Memorial and G.A.R. Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 7, 2019
2. Robert L. Hunker Memorial and G.A.R. Hall
In the distance on the right is Boston Township Hall
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east on Main Street. It is in front of G.A.R. Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1785 Main St, Peninsula OH 44264, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Eisenmann (1851-1924) / Boston Township Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tight Fit (approx. ¼ mile away); Lock 29 (approx. ¼ mile away); Canal Builders (approx. ¼ mile away); Village and River Linked (approx. 0.3 miles away); Life on a Crooked River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Peninsula Village Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Akron’s Building Blocks (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peninsula.
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1. Brief bio for Robert L. Hunker. “Robert Lewis Hunker founded the Peninsula Foundation in 1997. He was an environmental, architectural, and interior designer, responsible for the preservation and restoration of the Village of Peninsula and the grassroots founder of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, thus fondly referred to as ‘Mr. Peninsula.’” (Submitted on May 29, 2019.) 

2. The G.A.R. Hall is the home of Voices in the Valley. “The Peninsula Foundation supports the Arts Community by presenting Voices in the Valley, a showcase of traditional roots music. So kick back, relax and join us for a night of music in the Historic G.A.R. Hall. Beer, Wine and adult beverages available. Specialty flatbread pizzas, cheese plates, snacks and desserts
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available from Chef Ron Ramos, so come hungry!” (Submitted on May 29, 2019.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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Mar. 25, 2023