|Harry and Helen Liggett.|
Bob Liggett, son of the late Beacon Journal editor Harry Liggett and his wife, Helen, wrote today kindly asking that we inform BJ Alums readers of an estate sale taking place at his parents’ Firestone Park home on Friday and Saturday.
Bob reports that there will be much Beacon Journal memorabilia available from his father’s office. An ad for the sale also highlights items such as family histories – noting that Harry was also a well-known genealogist – tools, and much more.
The Liggetts bought their Akron home, at 544 N. Firestone Blvd., in 1965, the year Harry started his 30-year career at the Beacon Journal. He lived in the carefully cared for white Cape Cod house until he died on January 24, 2014. Helen Liggett passed away in 2010.
Hours for the estate sale are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31.
Later Harry's son wrote:
Today's (June 3) Akron Beacon Journal front page of the Community section has an article on Bob Jones. He has a private museum filled with the history of the City of Akron. Bob picked up a handful of items from my Dads estate.sale this past weekend. If you ever get a chance to tour it you will come across some of my Dads items. Pretty cool stuff!
As Bob Dyer wrote, Jones also is displayed the old BJ tower sign in his museum "basement."