PRESERVATION AND LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCES:
Cleveland Restoration Society
Sarah Benedict House
3751 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Century Homes Association
The Century Homes Association (formerly the Summit County Century Homes Association) is a local group of "old house" enthusiasts who help to identify and preserve older homes in the greater Akron/Western Reserve area. CHS awards plaques to owners of homes that have been authenticated as Century Homes, with over 40 homes receiving this award.
As Ohio’s official historic preservation and Main Street organization, Heritage Ohio fosters economic development and sustainability through preservation of historic buildings, revitalization of downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts, and promotion of cultural tourism.
846 1/2 East Main St.
Columbus, OH 43205
National Register of Historic Places
National Park Service
1849 C St. NW - Mail Stop 7228 - new address as of April 2017
Washington, DC 20240
Summit County National Register Sites:
Completed nomination forms for all sites in Summit County
National Trust for Historic Preservation
52 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60604
Ohio Historic Preservation Office
Ohio History Connection
800 East 17th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43211-2474
614-298-2000 - phone
614-298-2037 - fax
Akron-Summit County Public Library -
Special Collections Division
Special Collections maintains a comprehensive collection of materials pertaining to the history of Akron and Summit County, including the archival and photographic collections of the Summit County Historical Society.
Summit County Historical Society of Akron, Ohio
The mission of the Summit County Historical Society is to preserve and interpret the history of Summit County and Akron, and to educate regional communities about the people and events that have shaped our rich history. The Society owns and manages several properties including the Perkins Stone Mansion, home of Akron's founding family; John Brown House, home of the internationally recognized abolitionist; and Old Stone School in downtown Akron - a partnership with Akron Public Schools.
Summit Memory Project
Maintained by the Akron-Summit County Public Library, this digital "scrapbook" includes more than 15,000 historic images of our community.
University of Akron Archival Services
Archival Services of University Libraries collects, preserves, and provides access to important historical resources that primarily document the history of the University of Akron,
the rubber industry, Lighter-Than-Air, Ohio canals and other subjects pertaining to Summit County history.