The building -listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 12, 1976- was designed in Akron ohio in 1895 by Architect Frank Meade for Paul Edward Werner of Werner Printing and Lithograph Company.
I had driven by this beautiful building many times over the years, always admiring it. It was known for resembling a german castle. A structure this spectacular did not appear overnight between Intricate details of stone, brick and wood work, I can’t even imagine the hours craftsmen put into this.
Hours and hours of labor, years upon years of people coming in and out to their jobs-A sea of faces, this wasn’t just a structure, an office, it was a livelihood. A place people came and went for over one hundred years, only to be knocked down in a manner of a few hours by just a few men.
This was very emotional for me to process the photos and write about. It saddens me greatly that so many years of history was erased for road construction-heartbreaking.