Progress Through Preservation
Progress Through Preservation of Greater Akron (PTP) actively promotes and encourages the preservation, maintenance, restoration, and adaptive reuse of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods that are of historic or architectural significance in Akron and Summit County. Learn more about PTP by visiting one of our several informative pages below.
PTP was organized formally in July 1984 in direct response to the ongoing urban renewal policies continuing to change the faces of cities across the country as well as in Akron. Its mission remains to serve Akron and Summit County by actively encouraging and promoting the preservation, maintenance, restoration, and adaptive reuse of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods that are of historic or architectural significance.
PTP publishes a bi-monthly email newsletter to inform its members and the community about past and upcoming events along with preservation concerns and projects in the region. Click below to read current and past issues.
PTP is a volunteer-run organization by passionate preservationists and individuals interested in our area's history. Our board steers the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure PTP has adequate resources to advance its mission.
PTP provides a valuable list of local, regional, state, and national resources to support organizations that are doing important work in the areas of historic preservation, interpretation, and education.