South Main Street Historic District

156-222 S. Main St., 153-279 S. Main 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 July 2, 2008
Reference number
Architectural styles
American Movement: Early Commercial; Victorian: Renaissance; Classical Revival
Areas of significance
Architecture; Commerce; Transportation
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Business; Professional; Financial institution; Specialty store; Department store; Restaurant; Theater
Current functions
Business; Professional; Financial institution; Specialty store; Restaurant; Government office; College
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant years
1900; 1923; 1937
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 14
Non-contributing buildings: 6


20th Century (29,077)
Akron, Ohio (57)
American Movement (6,254)
Brick (42,459)
Built 1900 (748)
Built during 1900s (9,028)
District (10,314)
Early Commercial (952)
George B. Post & Sons (2)
Ohio (5,095)
Renaissance (1,331)
Stone (26,162)
Summit County, Ohio (188)
Terra cotta (3,922)
Victorian (19,697)