Preservation Alliance of Greater Akron Historic Home Tour - Part 2

 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!

Now for Part 2! To read part 1, click here.

The second home we toured that day was at 830 Mayfair Road. The home was designed by architect Roy Firestone and built by Krumroy Construction for John and Mary Barry. Mr. Barry served as the business manager for the Akron Beacon Journal. 

It was a beautiful Tudor Revival style home, and the current owners are only the second owners! The owner said that when they purchased the home, nothing had changed since it was built - the original draperies were still on the windows (falling apart, but still there!)

I enjoyed looking at the original architectural plans for the home, which they had available for viewing. 
The sweetest moment of the day came from reading the sign near the lock on the stairwell, shown in one of the photos below. (And the biggest bummer of the day is that I forgot to go back and snap a picture of the gorgeous floor tile in the entryway!)

Enjoy the photos of this beautiful, historic Akron home! I'll post Part 3 next week. In the meantime, if you'd like to connect with PAGA, you can click here to be taken to their facebook page.