PTP RESPONSE TO PROPOSED UA DEMOLITION
OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS
As part of its capital planning process, the University of Akron submitted a request to the State of Ohio for funds to pay for capital projects. Included is a request for funding 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 architectural preservation organization, we are concerned about the fate of these historic and architecturally significant buildings. In response to the proposed demolition of these structures, PTP has presented a letter to University of Akron President, Scott Scarborough. Read about PTP's position in our current newsletter. Click HERE to read PTP member Bob Dill's article about the St. Paul's buildings. National Register of Historic Places nomination forms for both sites may be accessed from the Akron-Summit County Special Collections Division page.
Make Your Reservations Now:
PROGRESS THROUGH PRESERVATION ANNUAL MEETING
MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Join us at Papa Joe's,1561 Akron Peninsula Road. Dinner will include salad, warm Tuscan bread, beverage, dessert and your choice of Chicken Marsala or Baked Rustic Lasagna with meat sauce, for $30.00. Dinner will be followed by a presentation by Sharon Myers on The Golden Age of Summit County Restaurants. We'll take a walk down Memory Lane in the 50s, 60s, and 70s when Akron was a restaurant town! We'll revisit the days of Themley's, Yanko's, The Embers, Marcel's, Iacomini's, and more. A brief business meeting will be held. Reservations are required and seating is limited. To RSVP contact Alice Christie at 330-864-8364 or email@example.com to leave your name/s and choice of entree.
Visit our Programs and Events Page to learn about other 2016 programs.