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Tap Talks

June 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kent, OH –Doug Fuller, Kent architect and advocate for historic preservation policies that enhance our community, will discuss the history of Franklin Hotel on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 7 pm at North Water Brewing in Kent. Currently known as Acorn Corner, this iconic Kent building, built in the early years of the twentieth century, fell into disrepair until its recent transformation into a multi-use building featuring restaurants, offices, and residential quarters.

It’s a fascinating story of how a community came together to solve a nagging problem of urban
decay and reimagine a local landmark. From its initial enthusiastic acceptance in Kent to its downfall, and then resurrection by Ron Burbick, the Franklin Hotel has anchored the eastern end of our downtown. According to Fuller, “We will also talk about other ways that guests were housed in Kent, from the Cuyahoga House, to the Lincoln Tavern, to the Central Hotel, and others.”

Tap Talks was initiated by Don Schjeldahl, the creator of North Water Brewing, as a way to bring
the community together for conversation about life in Kent, Kent’s history, and issues of the day that impact us all. It’s also a chance to enjoy an array of locally-brewed artisan ales and beers. Tap Talks are scheduled monthly at 7 pm at North Water Brewing, 101 Crain Avenue in Kent.

Those who attend will have an opportunity to meet Doug Fuller and find out more about this
remarkable story.


June 20, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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North Water Brewing Company
101 Crain Ave.
Kent, 44240 United States
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