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B.F. Goodrich Co. Smokestacks

This former factory has deep ties to rubber production in Akron.  

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First built by the Diamond Match Co. in 1861, this coal power plant was later acquired by the B.F. Goodrich Tire Co. in the booming rubber city of Akron in 1870.

An integral, yet abandoned part of the Akron skyline that is often overlooked. Much of the city’s history in rubber can be tied back to this structure and the few remaining buildings of the Goodrich factory complex.

Update October 2023: The stacks are being removed due to structural issues and the cost to repair them. City officials are developing plans to memorialize the smokestacks after their removal.

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