Home built in 1847
altered Greek revival, this was one of the finest homes of its time
in the Village of Clinton. Prior to 1860, it was owned by Harvey
Maranville a prominent official on the Underground Railroad along
with Masa Wales of Massillon. It is listed as a SUMMIT COUNTY UGRR
site. In 1874 it was purchased by Pearson Washington Rhoads, a Civil
War Veteran and his wife, Sara Jane Foltz, a schoolteacher at the
"Old Stone" school.
made several Colonial Revival updates to the home, including
literally "raising the roof" and built the Carriage House
to the rear of the property. Here, in the tiny part of the original
home, they raised eight fine children.
House built approximately 1875
the Heritage Education Center, is made possible by two grants funded
by the Akron Community Foundation.
you enter the Rhoads-Harter Home, you feel as if the family has just
stepped out for a moment. It is a window into family life in a canal
town at the latter part of the canal era. (Please don't ask the
Docent why there is a rooster in the kitchen.)
the Carriage House, you step into Pearson's Harness Shop and then
into the adjacent Canal Industries Room. There you will see what made
Clinton the "boomtown to be reckoned with along the canal".
Museums are open for free guided tours the first Sunday of each
month, April through December from 2:00 to 4:00.
tours are available at other times by appointment.
INVITE YOU TO SPEND A PLEASANT AFTERNOON VISITING OUR QUAINT VILLAGE!