Barberton in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Slovenian Independent Society Home
Erected 2004 by the Slovenian Independent Society Home and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 33-77.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Communications Entertainment • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
Location. 41° 0.762′ N, 81° 37.261′ W. Marker is in Barberton, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is on 14th Street Northwest north of West Wooster Road, on the left when traveling north. Building now houses the Slovene Party Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 14th St NW, Barberton OH 44203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Freedom Tree (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Freedom Tree (approx. half a mile away); Glenn "Jeep" Davis (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Freedom Tree (approx. half a mile away); Staff Sergeant Howard E. Woodford (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Freedom Tree (approx. half a mile away); Barberton Military Honor RollOhio Columbus Barber (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barberton.
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on the building’s wall.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Slovene Americans. Excerpt:
In 1914, Cleveland was the third most-populous Slovene city in the world, after Trieste and Ljubljana. Within Cleveland, Slovene Americans developed their own cultural and social institutions, including Slovene-owned groceries, bars, furniture stores, clothing shops, and other businesses; Catholic parishes and elementary schools; mutual aid and fraternal societies; and even a Slovene bank. By the 1930s, five out of 32 members of the Cleveland City Council were Slovene. Most Slovene Americans living in Cleveland eventually moved to the city's suburbs, although cultural institutions within the city limits remain significant. The Cleveland metropolitan area remains home to the largest population of Slovenians in the world outside of Slovenia.(Submitted on December 4, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 105 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.