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Luigi’s – Mechanical Barbie and the Band of Many Kens

Luigi’s – Mechanical Barbie and the Band of Many Kens

Luigi’s is an Akron institution which features a giant pizza made by PR “Grizzled Wizard” Miller on the outside. Luigi’s is also known for a 1949 Mechanical Bandbox above the front door that comes to life when the jukebox is played.

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Fantastic (and sweet) Hartman Rock Garden

Fantastic (and sweet) Hartman Rock Garden

Hartman Historical Rock Garden 1905 Russell Avenue at McCain Springfield, OH http://www.hartmanrockgarden.org Environment with rocks Recently restored by the Kohler Foundation, the Hartman Rock Garden is one of the most intriguing and revered works of in situ folk art, an outsider art phenomena where self-taught…

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Ronald Manolio, Eggshelland creator, passes away

Ronald Manolio, Eggshelland creator, passes away

(Story and photos courtesy of Fred Scruton) For over 50 years Ron Manolio cheerfully hand-painted the (real) eggshells for Betty Manolio’s Eggshelland graph paper designs.  I’ve truly never met a person who exuded such giddy delight over bringing pleasure to other people. The immense regional…

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Alfred Moore, Akron artist, 1950 – 2009

Alfred Moore, Akron artist, 1950 – 2009

Akron artist Alfred McMoore dies; cried for people he never met By Jim CarneyBeacon Journal staff writer POSTED: 07:48 p.m. EDT, Sep 28, 2009 This April 23, 2000 photo of Alfred McMoore shows the artist, who typically wore suits, with some of his work in…

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The House of Visions, a Toledo shell environment form the past

The House of Visions, a Toledo shell environment form the past

Once again, Narrow Larry has uncovered a great find. He has posted a number of vintage postcards of an environment that I hadn’t ever heard of. Be sure to visit his site to see more! House of Visions – Cassius M. Hettinger ? – 1955…

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We HEART Kohler!

We HEART Kohler!

Hartman Historical Rock Garden—H. G. “Ben” Hartman 1905 Russell Avenue at McCain Springfield, OH Built: 1932-1939 McGinn: Hartman Rock Garden to crumble no more The local folk-art landmark will be completely restored by a Wisconsin foundation By Andrew McGinn  Staff Writer Updated 8:40 PM Thursday,…

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