Kent Industrial District

Roughly bounded by Main, River, and S. Franklin Sts. and S property line of Portage Co., Kent, Ohio


Main Street Bridge

Over the Cuyahoga River

Photo taken by Jim Allen in August 2016



Street View 


This district consist of the Main Street Bridge, the stone arch & and canal lock, the Atlantic & Great Western Depot, the Alpaca-worsted Mill, and the livery & carriage shop.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 30, 1974
Reference number
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce; Transportation; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Water-related; Water works; Road-related; Rail-related; Manufacturing facility; Specialty store
Current functions
Road-related; Water-related; Specialty store; Manufacturing facility
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1851; 1853
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Contributing structures: 2


19th Century (37,747)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1851 (246)
Built during 1850s (4,692)
District (10,503)
Have Street View (46,081)
Kent, Ohio (12)
Ohio (5,143)
Portage County, Ohio (59)
Sandstone (4,861)
Stone (26,160)

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2020: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • May 22, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • November 15, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • August 23, 2016: New photos from Jim Allen