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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse Recipient of 2022 Summit County Architectural Heritage Award

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GREEN, OH -- On Sunday, May 22, the City of Green was awarded an 2022 Architectural Heritage Award for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the historic Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse from the Summit County Historical Society and Progress Through Preservation. Sarah Haring, Community Development Administrator accepted the award on behalf of the City of Green and the Green Historical Society. 

The Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse nomination was evaluated by jurors from the boards of the Summit County Historical Society and Progress Through Preservation of Greater Akron.  There will be a Trolley Tour in 2023 to tour many of the award-winning sites throughout Summit County. The Trolley Tour will tour the Edward Werner House, Stan Hywet Stone Wall, the United Building, the John Barry House, the Robinson Mansion, and more. There was a total of 12 recipients of the award in Summit county, an unusually high number, due to the pandemic. 

The City of Green Historic Preservation Commission and the Green Historical Society have designated ten local historic landmarks in Green, including the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse.  It is an honor to be recognized by the Summit County Historical Society and the Progress Through Preservation of Greater Akron for the restoration and rehabilitation of the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse after a 2016 arson fire nearly destroyed the entire structure. Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse exterior almost complete

The Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse

The Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse was the fourth one room schoolhouse built in Green Township. Built in 1885, the schoolhouse served students for 25 years until it closed in 1910.  It served children living in District 13, which covered part of Green Township and Jackson Township in Stark County.  It was originally located on Mt. Pleasant Road on land owned by Mr. Robert Boettler.  Mr. Boettler moved the schoolhouse to his land, which became Boettler Park. Today, the schoolhouse is home to the Green Historical Society and open to the public. Visit www.cityofgreen.org/308/Lichtenwalter-Schoolhouse to see the timeline of the schoolhouse reconstruction and preservation. 

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive, and promising city with more than 27, 475 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org.

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