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

Hall Park Allotment Historic District

 
 
Hall Park Allotment Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2019
1. Hall Park Allotment Historic District Marker
Inscription.  Akron, an industrial boomtown in the early twentieth century, grew in population nearly fivefold between 1900 and 1920. As the city industrialized, middle class residents sought homes on West Hill, away from the smoke and soot of heavy industry on the East Side. The Hall Park Allotment Historic District in West Hill represents a notable early twentieth century neighborhood. Developed by Philander Hall between 1902 and 1919 during the height of Akron’s “rubber boom,” it consists of several houses representing the picturesque styles of the period, including the American Foursquare, Craftsman, Colonial, and Medieval Revival Styles. With its gently curving brick streets, hilly topography, and mature trees, the Hall Park Allotment Historic District evokes the feeling of a distinct period of time in Akron’s history and constitutes a neighborhood of distinctive historical character and architectural merit.
 
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, West Hill Neighborhood Organization, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 26-77.)
 
Marker series.
Hall Park Allotment Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2019
2. Hall Park Allotment Historic District Marker
This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 5.308′ N, 81° 32.014′ W. Marker is in Akron, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is at the intersection of Oakdale Avenue and Woodland Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Oakdale Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 Oakdale Ave, Akron OH 44302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Portage Path (approx. half a mile away); Glendale Steps (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Cascade Valley / The Mustill Site (approx. 0.8 miles away); Howard Street District (approx. 0.9 miles away); United Rubber Workers International Union (approx. 0.9 miles away); Creating Crossroads of Commerce (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dr. Bob's Home (approx. one mile away); Site of Sojourner Truth's Speech on Women's Rights (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Akron.
 
Categories. Architecture
 
Example of American Foursquare Architecture in Hall Park image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2019
3. Example of American Foursquare Architecture in Hall Park
Marker is In Front of This Medieval Revival Home image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2019
4. Marker is In Front of This Medieval Revival Home
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 21, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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