I'm going to share two old building in Kent, Ohio on Route 43N. The first is an old six story Franklin Silk Mill built in the 1830's which has been converted from a a mill into businesses and apartments. This was the first water operated silk mill in Ohio and sits directly on the banks of the Cuyahoga River (Ki-a-hoe-ga w/short a's) . This is also directly across the street from the Kent Public Library we visited last week. There was the addition of a garage on the side which is highly decorated in plaster as you will see.
It is very easy to see the difference between the original construction and the present construction.
This is the side view of the garage area.
Here is that decorated part of the garage I had mentioned.
Please note the large block construction on the base and the brick top. There is a retaining wall along the street and part of it is cut out from natural stone.
If you look down over the hill you see the place in the Cuyahoga River where the Silk Mill received its power.
The second building I want to show you was the original office building for the Franklin Silk Mill built in the late 1830's which is just up the street from the mill. It is now a Franklin Township Hall. James A. Garfield was nominated for State Senate in 1859 in the building. He became the 20Th President of the USA in 1881 and was assassinated after 4 months in office and died two months later at the age of 49 just short of his 50Th birthday. He was the second President assassinated, Abe Lincoln being the first.
It has a neat design with the double chimneys and the copula with the brass top. This is on the opposite side of the street and faces Brady's Leap Park on the Cuyahoga River.
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