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In 1917 fourteen residences were built on Edison Avenue (now Blanchard.)
Gas lines were installed, the street paved and sidewalks, curbing and gutters provided.
The houses were occupied by workers at Dayton Wright Airplane Factory and adjoining
Two of the owners of the Moraine Develop Company, Charles Kettering and
Colonel Edward Deeds were responsible for rapid changes in the course of history.
They formed the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (Delco) and experimented
The Carthagena Black Cemetery (Union Cemetery) is a remnant of approximately 70 documented rural black and mulatto rural settlements established throughout Ohio before the Civil War. After the Cincinnati riots against blacks in 1829, Quaker abolit…
"In a righteous cause they have won immortal glory and have nobly served their nation in serving mankind." Woodrow Wilson 1918
"This tablet erected by the City of Dayton
from funds furnished by the Home Guards
to the memory o…
The land for this memorial was donated by
the City of Dayton and its people in respect
and tribute to the Viet Nam Veteran.
"This is a living memorial...today is a celebration
of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. No
The 98th Regiment
Ohio Volunteer Infantry
was encamped near this point on
the old Patterson farm and
mustered into the service of
the United States August 20th 1862
with 968 men.
Left for the front August 23rd 1862.
Mustered out at Nashvil…
Marking the trail
Cut Oct. 1793
The Church of the United Brethren in Christ
first opened United Theological Seminary in 1871
on Dayton's West Side. The school changed
its name in 1909 to Bonebrake Seminary in
honor of six pioneer ministers. The union of
the United Brethren …
Abraham Lincoln spoke at this court house on September 17, 1859. He stopped here
between speeches in Columbus and Cincinnati at the invitation of his friend, Dayton
lawyer Robert C. Schenck. They had met while both were members of Congress.
The West Salem City Hall reflects a late-1800s municipal trend to house many civic functions under one roof. The fire station, jail, and council chambers occupied the ground level, while the second floor hosted a public auditorium, or "opera house…