Progress Through Preservation


Sarah Benedict House
3751 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: (216) 426-1000

The Century Homes Association (formerly the Summit County Century Homes Association) is a local group of "old house" enthusiasts who help to identify and preserve older homes in the greater Akron/Western Reserve area. CHS awards plaques to owners of homes that have been authenticated as Century Homes, with over 40 homes receiving this award.
Phone: (330) 686-9297

As Ohio’s official historic preservation and Main Street organization, Heritage Ohio fosters economic development and sustainability through preservation of historic buildings, revitalization of downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts, and promotion of cultural tourism.

846-1/2 East Main St.
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 258-6200

National Park Service
1849 C St. NW - Mail Stop 7228
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 354-2213

Completed nomination forms for all sites in Summit County

(Midwest Office)
52 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 939-5547

The State Historic Preservation Office is the official historic preservation agency of the State of Ohio. It has developed since 1967 when the Ohio History Connection was designated to manage responsibilities delegated to the state by Congress in the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211
Phone: (614) 298-2000

800 East 17th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43211-2474
614-298-2000 - phone

Special Collections maintains a comprehensive collection of materials pertaining to the history of Akron and Summit County, including the archival and photographic collections of the Summit County Historical Society.

The mission of the Summit County Historical Society is to preserve and interpret the history of Summit County and Akron, and to educate regional communities about the people and events that have shaped our rich history. The Society owns and manages several properties including the Perkins Stone Mansion, home of Akron's founding family; John Brown House, home of the internationally recognized abolitionist; and Old Stone School in downtown Akron - a partnership with Akron Public Schools.

Maintained by the Akron-Summit County Public Library, this digital "scrapbook" includes more than 15,000 historic images of our community.

Archival Services of University Libraries collects, preserves, and provides access to important historical resources that primarily document the history of the University of Akron, the rubber industry, Lighter-Than-Air, Ohio canals and other subjects pertaining to Summit County history.