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: This marker has been permanently removed. Grace School was demolished in 2002. For historical and reference purposes, this listing will remain on our website.

8-77 Grace School

Side A: Named for Grace Perkins, wife of Akron founder Col. Simon Perkins, Grace School was constructed in 1890 in the popular Jacobethan architectural style. Now known as Five Points, this area was not urbanized at that time; the Akron Rural Cemetery was nearby. Additions were constructed in 1918 and 1964. The school was decommissioned in 1977, but served as an Adult Service Center for the Akron Board of Education.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: The Summit County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society
Location: Originally on the NW corner of S Maple Street and W Exchange Streets