Special Collections and Archives

Jack Davis photographs of Kent, Ohio

Special Collections and Archives

Jack Davis photographs of Kent, Ohio

Jack Davis Photographs of Kent, Ohio

Finding Aid

Prepared by Dyani Scheuerman, March 18, 2003; revised August 2005; revised March 2018


Inclusive Dates: May, 1971
Extent: .16 cubic foot (1 slim document case)
Physical Location: 11th floor


Scope and Content: This collection consists of photographs taken by Jack Davis in May, 1971. The pictures include views of property in Kent, Ohio that were in the path of Haymaker Parkway, a planned bridge and bypass around downtown Kent. During the 1960s, rail traffic was heavy and interrupted the flow of traffic through Main Street (SR59). In the early 1970s, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) developed and constructed the bypass to aleviate traffic congestion and to improve emergency response by the fire and police departments in the City.

Processing Information: Captions have been supplied by Special Collections and Archives staff. Please contact us if you believe there are any caption errors or if you can provide information on unidentified buildings and locations.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Haymaker Parkway: Kent Dam and Waterfall
  2. Haymaker Parkway: Former John Brown Tannery building; parking lot and access to John Brown Tannery Park is now located at this site, off the southwest side of the Stow Street bridge
  3. Haymaker Parkway: Unidentified houses
  4. Haymaker Parkway: Summit Street railroad crossing and bridge
  5. Haymaker Parkway: Unidentified house
  6. Haymaker Parkway: Intersection of West Summit Street and Franklin Avenue; view of Portage Construction Company and 1st National Antiques building
  7. Haymaker Parkway: Unidentified house
  8. Haymaker Parkway: Fred Fuller Park at Stow Street
  9. Haymaker Parkway: Summit Street traffic backed up for train crossing
  10. Haymaker Parkway: Summit Street railroad tracks and bridge
  11. Haymaker Parkway: Unidentified house
  12. Haymaker Parkway: Summit Street railroad tracks by Mogadore Road intersection
  13. Haymaker Parkway: Stow Street view of railroad tracks; Cortez Corporation building on the right
  14. Haymaker Parkway: Summit Street railroad tracks and bridge; between the former B&O railroad and former Erie railroad tracks
  15. Haymaker Parkway: Unidentified houses
  16. Haymaker Parkway: Unidentified house on hill
  17. Haymaker Parkway: Spoke Shop Bikes at corner of Franklin Avenue and West College Street
  18. Haymaker Parkway: House displaying beverage signs
  19. Haymaker Parkway: Unidentified brick house; possibly a stop on the Underground Railroad in the 1800s