By Kally Mavromatis
The heritage of Akron starts with the construction of the good Ohio and Erie Canal. The monetary incentives provided to employees construction the canal introduced males from everywhere to construct the good "ditch," and as they and their households settled in Akron, in addition they started to construct excellent church buildings and cathedrals that grew to become the center in their groups. With roots stretching again to the early 1800s, a few of the church buildings that stand this day are greater than a century previous and oftentimes are the second one or 3rd church to be equipped by way of their congregations. each one successive church extra grand than the final, those edifices have been actually equipped with the pennies, nickels, and dimes in their contributors, who outfitted constructions that mirrored the existing architectural forms of the day. a few of the church buildings were misplaced to time, yet lots of those architectural treasures stay and proceed to face as testomony to the overpowering hope of the trustworthy to construct church buildings that mirror the honour of God.
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The fair featured petasan or local fireworks at the beginning and the end of the fair and on Queen Wilhelmina's birthday. Western performances like a circus and cinema, and traditional performances like wayang (puppet show) and ketoprak (local theater) took place during the fair. The committee also held sport matches and singing competitions. Music such as keroncong and a theater such as komedie stamboel, that combined both Western and local sources, had become a popular form of culture for a larger strata of Batavians.
The Hybrid Architecture of Pasar Gambir 39 octagonal plans. These pavilions had three layers of roof each with eight dramatic slanted roof ends. At the center of the complex stood a large restaurant exclusively for Dutch patrons. This restaurant served European food and alcoholic beverages. Other ethnic groups usually ate from food stalls spread throughout the fairgrounds, which mostly sold traditional foods from different parts of the Indies. The center of the fairgrounds was still reserved for the Dutch and this indicated the colonial hierarchy not breached by the natives.
46 Though this ideal was related to the economic advantage, it was typically reflected in the architecture and the urban design of the Dutch late colonial period that used visibility and order as a representation of authority. Placing Pasar Gambir in Koningsplein meant not only ensuring good access to the public; it also implied an extension of power and authority. It seemed that the centrality of the King’s Square imparted an aesthetic gesture of power to the grounds. The centrality of Pasar Gambir’s site, in turn, induced the visitors to act in a controlled manner.
Akron Churches: Early Architecture by Kally Mavromatis