PTP RESPONSE TO PROPOSED UA DEMOLITION
OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS
As part of its long-range planning process, The University of Akron has submitted a request to the State of Ohio for funds to pay for capital projects. Included is a request to demolish several historic Akron buildings, the original St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on East Market Street and four buildings in the Quaker Square complex, all of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
As our community’s historic preservation advocacy organization, we are concerned about the fate of these historic and architecturally significant buildings. In response to the proposed demolition of the structures, PTP presented a letter of concern to University of Akron President Scott Scarborough and has recently met with a representative of the University is continuing conversation on this issue.
Click HERE to read more about PTP’s position as printed in our January/February 2016 newsletter and PTP board member Bob Dill’s brief history of the church buildings. National Register of Historic Places nomination forms for both sites may be accessed from the Akron-Summit County Public Library Special Collections Division website.