Preservation Alliance of Greater Akron Historic Home Tour - Part 3

 On Saturday, July 19, two city trolleys loaded with people passionate about preservation, architecture and Akron history were able to tour four beautiful homes in West Akron on the Preservation Alliance of Greater Akron's Historic Home Tour....and the homeowners said I could take pictures to share with all of you!

On Saturday, July 19, two city trolleys loaded with people passionate about preservation, architecture and Akron history were able to tour four beautiful homes in West Akron on the Preservation Alliance of Greater Akron's Historic Home Tour....and the homeowners said I could take pictures to share with all of you!

To read Part 1, click here. To read Part 2, click here.

The third house we toured that day was the home of E.J. Thomas. The Colonial Revival-style home was built in 1929 for he and his wife, Mildred.

Mr. Thomas, now associated most with the beautiful performing arts hall at the University of Akron, E.J. Thomas worked for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., where he was elected President in 1940 and became Chief Executive Officer in 1956.

I really enjoyed touring this home. We heard tidbits of interesting info from the current homeowners and family throughout the tour. For example, while touring the library where E.J. Thomas studied and worked, we learned that the small box on the wall was a direct phone line to the Akron Police Department.

The current homeowners have done a beautiful job keeping the interiors updated, while still honoring the original decor. The grounds were just as beautiful as the inside of the home.

Enjoy the imagery! Soon I'll post about the last home on tour..."The Anchorage."

In the meantime, if you would like to connect with Preservation Alliance of Greater Akron, you can find them on their facebook page by clicking here.