330 864-1935

Our History

Dr Bob

Jun 25

Robert H Smith Born

Robert H Smith born in the town of St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

Jun 25

Anne Ripley Born

Anne was born in Oak Park, Illinois, and could be considered  the first mother of AA

Jun 25

Where They Met

Dr Bob met Ann at a dance while a senior at St. Johnsbury.

Jan 06

855 Ardmore Ave Built

Jan 25

Anne and Bob Wed

Mrs Joseph Ripley will give in marriage her daughter Anne Robinson to Dr Robert Holbrook Smith on the evenign of Monday the twenty fifth of January

Feb 15

Sue Born

Sue was born Feb 15, 1918, and Adopted by the Smiths at 5 years old.

Jun 05

Bob Jr Born

Dr. bob had a son nicknamed Smitty

Jun 10

AA Begins

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism

Jun 01

Anne Smith Dies

Jul 29

Dr Bob’s final Talk

In this same year of 1950, A.A. held its first International Convention at Cleveland.  Dr. Bob made his last public appearance and keyed his final talk to the need of keeping A.A. simple

Nov 16

Dr Bob Dies

Oct 07

855 Ardmore Purchased

In October of 1984, Dr. Bob’s home was officially incorporated as a non-profit corporation. A variance on the property was made by the City of Akron so that the property could be designated a “museum”.

Oct 21

House Opened

In October of 1985, Dr. Bob’s home was named a State Historical Site by Governor Richard Celeste, and through the good offices of U.S. Congressman John Seiberling, Henrietta Seiberling’s son, Dr. Bob’s home was declared a National Historical Landmark.