Waste way in Barberton photograph   Save
Waste way in Barberton photograph
Description: Photograph showing a waste-way in disrepair. The caption beneath the photograph reads: "Bad Waste-Way at Barberton, Ohio, To be replaced by concrete. Aug. 1916." The attached description located on the side of the photograph reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 64.| BARBERTON WASTE WAY.| The waste way at Barberton is leaking badly. Timber is in a state of decay. Should be replaced by concrete curtain wall." This photograph is part of a series taken by the Board of the Ohio Department of Public Works to document the disrepair of the infrastructure of the Ohio and Erie Canal and Miami-Erie Canal systems in 1916, showing the physical condition of each structure. The Ohio Department of Public Works is one of the oldest departments of state government in continuous existence. Among its other duties, this department was charged with maintenance and administration of the Ohio & Erie and Miami-Erie Canals. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA936AV_B01_064
Subjects: Waterworks; Rivers; Canals; Lakes & ponds; Dams; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development
Places: Barberton (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)