Historic steps get spruced up
The effort also involved firefighters from Akron’s Fire Station No. 3, as shown above.
Volunteer Tresa Harold, of Portage Lakes, is shown at right as she weeds an overgrown border in front of the historic marker at the site.
According to city officials, the steps were built over a two-year period, from 1936 to 1937, with labor provided by Works Progress Administration workers. The 242 stone steps proceed down from South Walnut Street to Glendale Avenue.
The project was one of several that took place in the city of Akron that day. The effort was part of the 32nd annual Clean Up Akron Month and the Great American Cleanup. Following a morning of work, volunteers were treated to a picnic at the Akron Zoo.
— By Kathleen Folkerth
Photos: Dale Dong
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