Main--Market Historic District

15-47 N. Main St., 1-39 S. Main St., 39-168 E. Market St., 18-42 N. High St., 70 Broadway St., Akron, Ohio


National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 1, 2003
Reference number
Architectural styles
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival; Victorian: Second Empire
Areas of significance
Commerce; Communications; Transportation; Education; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Business; Meeting hall; Post office; School; Auditorium; Road-related; Communications facility
Current functions
Business; Civic; Government office; Educational related housing; Auditorium; Road-related; Communications facility
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant years
1865; 1869; 1888
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 17
Non-contributing buildings: 5


19th Century (36,835)
Akron, Ohio (57)
Brick (42,459)
Built 1865 (297)
Built during 1860s (3,649)
District (10,314)
Exotic Revival (7,380)
Harpster & Bliss (3)
Mid 19th Century Revival (7,958)
Ohio (5,095)
Second Empire (1,058)
Stone (26,162)
Summit County, Ohio (188)
Victorian (19,697)