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Akronís Building Blocks

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Akronís Building Blocks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2022
1. Akronís Building Blocks Marker
Inscription.  
For over 100 years, these quarries were a source of sandstone prized for its fine quality. Deep Lock Quarry Metro Parkís name is a nod to Lock 28, a stop along the Ohio & Erie Canal where untold tons of stone were shipped to form Akronís buildings, Quaker Oats grindstones and the Lake Erie breakwall. Some even traveled as far as Japan and Germany!

When the park district acquired the land, sandstone was quarried by the Civilian Conservation Corps to build iconic structures such as Furnace Runís Brushwood Lodge. Nowadays, the quarry serves a new purpose: to provide refuge for wildlife and people alike.

[Caption:]
In the early 1900s, Cleveland Stone Company owned the quarry, using this derrick to lift stone, then cutting it with the steam-powered channeling machine at the top right of the photo. The blocks were transported using portable railroad track. Photo courtesy of The Peninsula Library and Historical Society.
 
Erected by Summit Metro Parks.
 
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Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Ohio and Erie Canal series list.
 
Location. 41° 13.791′ N, 81° 33.271′ W. Marker is near Peninsula, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker can be reached from Riverview Road (County Road 9) south of Major Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in the Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5779 Riverview Rd, 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. Peninsula Village Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); John Eisenmann (1851-1924) / Boston Township Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Robert L. Hunker (approx. 0.8 miles away); Boston Township Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Civil War Cannon (approx. 0.9 miles away); Life on a Crooked River (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gristmill (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peninsula.
 
Akronís Building Blocks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2022
2. Akronís Building Blocks Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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