Downtown Akron - On the Bridge near Quaker Square, 2001
January 2001
Quaker Square is the site of a renovated Quaker Oats rice puffing facility that ceased operations in the late 1960's. The use of existing architecture in the hotel features circular rooms in the silos. The complex has been in a slight downturn since the mid 90's, but still houses numerous offices and specialty shops.

"In my childhood, coming downtown with my father meant that the entire place would smell like cooking rice. Some felt it a nuisance, but I loved it."

P. Lichty, 2001
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