Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

ALERT: Marker given duplicate #46-77. It will be corrected to 34-77 when possible. Marker damaged in September 2022 and placed in storage until repaired or replaced.

34-77 Akron Community Service Center and Urban League

Side A: On May 1, 1950, the Akron Community Service Center and Urban League building opened to the public. The Center was a gathering place for African Americans of the community, where they addressed workplace, education, and other issues dividing the city. Directors included the late George W. Thompson, Raymond Brown and Vernon L. Odom. The Center provided space for meetings, classes and receptions and had a swimming pool and gymnasium. The Center also hosted talent shows, which included the musicians who became Ruby and the Romantics. The group scored a #1 hit in 1963 with “Our Day Will Come.”
Side B: Same
Sponsors: The City of Akron, Akron Chapter of the NAACP, The University of Akron, and The Ohio History Connection
Address: 250 East Market Street, 
Location: SE corner of E Market Street and S College Street
Latitude: 41.0821610
Longitude: -81.5095210