United Building - Akron, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker
N 41° 05.095 W 081° 30.998
17T E 456606 N 4548312
Southeast corner of E Market St and S Main St showing the United Bldg, Akron, Ohio
Waymark Code: WM7Y04
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 12/21/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 4

On the southeast corner of E Market St and S Main St, in downtown Akron, stands the United Building, one of the major buildings constructed during Akron’s 1925-1929 construction boom. It was built for the United Cigar Store Co at a reported cost of $1 million by Clemmer-Johnson. This building is now referred to as United Commerce Center and houses many offices. The building’s architecture is an example of Roman neo-classical revival. The building has a strong vertical emphasis due to pronounced structural bays. The first two stories of sandstone are capped by a large belt course. The next four stories are brick with three window sets on the north (left) and paired sets on the west (right) capped by a stringer course. The top two floors are surrounded by Corinthian columns in pairs of two with a semi-circular structural column on the north and single columns separated by a semi-circular column on the west side. All are capped by a detailed cornice.

The building beyond the United Building, in the old photo, was the Howe Hotel. It was demolished in the 1980s and is now just an empty lot
Year photo was taken: 1929

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