The Architecture of Akron is unique and varies from the old to the new and mix of both.
Financial and legal offices, hotels, hospitals, government and other civic buildings are predominant in the downtown area. Many of these buildings are adaptive re-use of historic structures such as the B.F. Goodrich plant. There are several parks along the historic Ohio and Erie Canal provide recreation opportunities. New buildings try to match the old and several sites of notable architecture are the Canal Park baseball stadium, John S. Knight Convention Center, and National Inventors Hall of Fame.