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Werner Company Offices

The Werner Company was a publishing business located in Akron, Ohio and was best known for printing the Encyclopedia Americana and Webster's Dictionary.   A dispute over printing Encyclopedia Britannica resulted in $1,000,000 loss in 1908, leading to bankruptcy in 1909.

The main office structure was built in 1895 and intended to represent a German Castle.  The lobby was filled with glass fronted offices, wrought iron lamp scones and artistic woodwork.  It was one of eleven structures for the sprawling plant.

Sadly, it was demolished on September 5, 2020 despite being listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. We took our photos just a few months before it's demise.