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Akron, Ohio: Matthews Hotel Monument

Monument to a long-gone building is a super-skinny version of it, standing on an empty lot.

Address:
69 N. Howard St., Akron, OH
Directions:
On the northeast corner of Howard St. and Martin Luther King Blvd. Park in the lot across MLK Blvd. Be careful crossing the street.
Admission:
Free
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Matthews Hotel Monument.

Matthews Hotel Monument

The monument highlights the location of the former Matthews Hotel, but it's also a monument to African-American business and the entertainment district that once existed along Howard Street. In its heyday it hosted cultural figures such as Ella Fitzgerald and Cab Calloway. The monument was designed by Miller Horns and erected in 2012.

[Scott Hammond, 05/11/2024]

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