Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Trapped in a World That They Never Made: a David Giffels and Akron2Akron tour



What: Downtown Akron walking tour
Led by: David Giffels 
When: Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time: 3-4pm
Meeting location: Cascade Plaza
Post-tour reception:The Lockview

July’s Akron2Akron walking tour will feature Akron’s own David Giffels as the neighborhood champion.  This tour will highlight landmarks and key moments in Akron’s history that Giffels featured in his book,  The Hard Way on Purpose.  The tour will begin at 3:00 pm and wrap up around 4:00 pm at The Lockview for light appetizers. Registration is only required if you plan on attending the post-tour reception at The Lockview. 
David Giffels 


Trapped in a World That They Never Made: a David Giffels and Akron2Akron tour of downtown Akron
  • Chapter One: The Night The Clash Came to Akron
    • Akron Civic Theater and Lock 4 
  • Chapter Two: Trapped in a World That They Never Made
    • Canal Park 
  • Chapter Three: Apartment X
    • The Diamond Deli 
  • Chapter Four: The Factory 
    • Goodrich Complex 
  • Chapter Five: The Lost Corner
    • 22 Exchange
  • Chapter Six: The Taj Mahal
    • Canal Park
  • Chapter Seven: The Adult Bookstore
    • The Lockview 


This walking portion of this tour is kid and pet friendly. No pets at The Lockview, please.
Registration for the post-tour reception at The Lockview is required. Please register here.

Read Akron2Akron's FAQ here.

Thank you to the Knight Foundation for sponsoring this event. #KnightCities

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

West Hill Tour: June 27, 2015

Photo courtesy of West Hill Neighborhood Organization 


Join us for the next Akron2Akron walking tour!

What: Akron2Akron West Hill Walking Tour
Led by: Karen Starr, co-owner of Hazel Tree Interiors, and Kyle Julien, who works in neighborhood planning and community development.
When: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time: Tour starts at 1:30 pm
Starting location: 88 Oakdale Avenue (south of Crosby)
Parking: Use on-street parking or the church lot on Crosby, just east of Oakdale
End time: Walking tour ends at 3:00
Post-tour reception & conversation: Hazel Tree Interiors  143 West Market Street, Akron 44303


Details:
Akron2Akron's tour of the West Hill neighborhood will begin at 1:30 pm in a brand new neighborhood gem, the pocket park at 88 Oakdale Avenue (just south of Crosby; use on-street parking or the church lot on Crosby just east of Oakdale). The tour will feature the under-appreciated historic residential district along Oakdale, and then introduce you to many of the small businesses of West Hill.

Along the way, we will consider some of the opportunities and challenges faced by the West Hill neighborhood. The tour will wrap up at 3 pm at the Glendale Steps, in time to witness the unveiling of the Glendale Steps Murals, a project of the Lock 3 Summer Arts Experience. A post-tour reception with light refreshments will be held at Hazel Tree Interiors (on West Market at Walnut, about a half mile from our starting point).

The tour will be led by two West Hill residents, Karen Starr, co-owner of Hazel Tree Interiors, and Kyle Julien, who works in neighborhood planning and community development. Jane Startzman of West Hill Neighborhood Organization and Ward 1 Councilman Rich Swirsky will provide opening remarks.

Registration is not required for this tour.
This tour is kid friendly. Pets are welcome during the walking portion only. No pets at Hazel Tree, please.
Have a question? Visit our FAQ page.