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Name: Jacob Snyder

Birth/Established: March 12, 1823   Death/Dissolved: December 29, 1890

 


Biography:  
  Jacob Snyder, an Akron-based architect, was born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. His father was a contractor and builder. He learned the trade while living at home. He went to Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where he took a general college course and theoretical course. After finishing coursework he went into business in Columbia County. He moved to Akron in 1853 where he began business as a grocer. Two years later he was engaged in the contracting business and building and architecture. In 1863 he formed a partnership in the lumber manufacturing business. He served on the Board of Education, as a trustee of Portage Township. Politically he was raised a Democrat, but switched political alliances during the Civil War becoming a Republican. He was also in favor of Prohibition. He was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Akron, where he was superintendent of Sunday School for several years. He made a specialty of church designs, and was the originator of the Akron Plan for churches, that included the church and radiating classrooms. He designed some buildings in Cleveland and outlying suburbs. 

 

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Building Name Date Address Status
1858
44 East Sandusky and Walnut
Mechanicsburg
Unknown
1867-72
170 South Broadway
Akron
Demolished
1871
60 Fir Hill
Akron
Standing
1871
230 North Oval Drive
Columbus
Demolished
1873-5
71 North Park Place
Painesville
Standing
1879

Meadville
Standing
1881

Minneapolis
Demolished
1881

Bradford
Unknown
1881

Lagrange
Unknown
1886
North Second Street and Poplar
Memphis
Demolished
1886
Park Avenue and Center Street
Meadville
Demolished
1887

Akron
Demolished
1888
301 North Main Street
Abbeville
Standing
1892

Bedford
Standing
nd

Warsaw
Unknown
nd

Cleveland
Demolished
nd
120 South High Street
Akron
Unknown
nd

Akron
Demolished
nd
1 East 2nd Street
Elyria
Unknown
nd

Akron
Unknown
nd

Akron
Unknown
nd

Camden
Unknown
nd
131 South Broadway
Akron
Unknown
nd
224 South Broadway
Akron
Unknown
nd

Augusta
Unknown
nd

New Brighton
Unknown
nd
48 North Broadway
Akron
Unknown
nd

Newburg
Demolished
nd
106 South Broadway
Akron
Unknown
nd

Oil City
Demolished
unk
West Exchange and Locust
Akron
Demolished

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“Gone to Eternal Rest – Death Last Nigh of Jacob Snyder” Akron Daily Beacon 12.30.1890


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