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Anyone here from the Akron area? (Original Post) Diamond_Dog Jan 2024 OP
I'm from the area. Used to deliver the Beacon-Journal captain queeg Jan 2024 #1
I'm from the Mahoning Valley Diamond_Dog Jan 2024 #2
I'm from Portage county. Never went to Akron much. captain queeg Jan 2024 #4
Born in Akron, lived in Cuyahoga Falls for 20 years. we can do it Jan 2024 #3
My son says they now call it 'Ernie's erection'. oldfart73 Jan 2024 #8
I'm not from Ohia I'm from Peeay. Duncanpup Jan 2024 #5
It's a wonder all right. Diamond_Dog Jan 2024 #6
My Mother used to send that horrible man money all of the time. PittBlue Jan 2024 #7
I've driven past it hundreds of times EYESORE 9001 Jan 2024 #9
the frog has left the building rustbeltvoice Jan 2024 #10

captain queeg

(11,038 posts)
1. I'm from the area. Used to deliver the Beacon-Journal
Fri Jan 5, 2024, 10:24 AM
Jan 2024

I remember Rex on TV but not his monument (I lived about 25 miles out of town).

Diamond_Dog

(32,869 posts)
2. I'm from the Mahoning Valley
Fri Jan 5, 2024, 10:30 AM
Jan 2024

I remember seeing it on road trips to relatives’ houses. Sure was a huge monstrosity plopped down right in the middle of a residential area.

captain queeg

(11,038 posts)
4. I'm from Portage county. Never went to Akron much.
Fri Jan 5, 2024, 10:37 AM
Jan 2024

It’s funny, all my years in OH I pretty much staying in the NW corner and hardly ever traveled outside of it. Nowadays after moving away I think nothing of going 100 miles for pretty trivial reasons. Most of the people I went to school live still live in that same area

we can do it

(12,521 posts)
3. Born in Akron, lived in Cuyahoga Falls for 20 years.
Fri Jan 5, 2024, 10:34 AM
Jan 2024

Rex’s erection as locals call it is now a cell tower.

oldfart73

(61 posts)
8. My son says they now call it 'Ernie's erection'.
Fri Jan 5, 2024, 11:26 AM
Jan 2024

They had (still have?) a cheap buffet.
If you want to know where the cheap eats are, follow the blue hairs.

Duncanpup

(13,330 posts)
5. I'm not from Ohia I'm from Peeay.
Fri Jan 5, 2024, 10:42 AM
Jan 2024

But i used to go to roadways express old Akron terminal.

But I do not remember seeing this architectural wonder why you Ohioans are so blessed.

Diamond_Dog

(32,869 posts)
6. It's a wonder all right.
Fri Jan 5, 2024, 10:47 AM
Jan 2024

As in, wonder how they ever managed to egregiously skirt zoning laws oh well it was a “church” (for the record, anyway) and back then you know how times were.

PittBlue

(4,250 posts)
7. My Mother used to send that horrible man money all of the time.
Fri Jan 5, 2024, 11:04 AM
Jan 2024

She watched him all the time and thought he was wonderful. Once he sent her a registered
letter saying he needed money to pay tutors for his grandchildren because they were going on tour. She could not afford to send money but she continued to. She also sent money to the 700 Club all of the time.

EYESORE 9001

(26,450 posts)
9. I've driven past it hundreds of times
Fri Jan 5, 2024, 11:28 AM
Jan 2024

I’d take a tour if invited. I have no use for the televangelists, however, and I believe Angley’s buffet restaurant has been closed as well. Never ate there, and I’m glad.

rustbeltvoice

(433 posts)
10. the frog has left the building
Fri Jan 5, 2024, 11:58 AM
Jan 2024

Ernest Angley, another preacher, had it for a while. The place was cited for not paying workers in the restaurant. Angley lived to be near a hundred. Before he died, a strange sex scandal came to light. He examined followers...ah...well, he was not a licensed urologist.

https://rustbeltvoice.blogspot.com/2011/01/cathedral-of-tomorrow-wbnx-55.html

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