Richard Howe House
47 West Exchange Street – Monday, October 25th at 7 pm
Several years ago some PTPers toured the interior of the Richard Howe House on East Exchange Street, across High Street from the Akron Beacon Journal. Built in 1836 as the home for canal engineer Richard Howe and his family, the House had served for over a century and a half as a residence and, probably more widely known to present-day Akronites, as the blue-colored tattoo parlor. To put it mildly, the House needed considerable repair to make it useable for anything. To use a more technical expression, it was a mess.
Fast forward to 2010. The House, now at 47 West Exchange Street along the Ohio & Erie Canal, is the lovely headquarters for the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition (OECC). At its next regular meeting on Monday, October 25th, PTP will have the privilege of learning from Daniel Rice about Richard Howe, the resident engineer of the Ohio & Erie Canal in its formative years; the different uses of the house; The Move in June, 2008; the stabilization and renovation of the House; and the valuable and far-reaching work of Dan’s group, the OECC.
Please join us at the House at 7:00 p.m. for what I’m sure will be a highly informative evening. In addition, please try to join fellow preservationists for dinner before the meeting—at 5:30 at West Exchange Street (the corner of West Exchange and South Main). We will order from the menu and receive separate checks. For a taste of Bricco’s selections, please view their web site.
Howe House and on both sides of West Exchange Street. After 6:00 p.m. there is no charge for the metered parking on the street. Seating is limited in the Howe House meeting room and the restaurant would like to know how many people will be attending, so please contact John Miller by Saturday, October 23, if you will be able to attend one or both parts of the meeting. Hope to see you there.