Lost Dayton Ohio

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Many of the places that helped make Dayton a center of innovation were lost to history, while others survived and adapted. Some of the city’s distinctive and significant structures, such as Steele High School and the Callahan Building, were demolished, while others, including the Arcade and Centre City Building, saw hard times but now await redevelopment.

Entire neighborhoods, such as the Haymarket, and commercial districts, such as West Fifth Street, vanished and show no traces of their past. Others, including the popular Oregon District, narrowly escaped the wrecking ball. From the Wright Brothers Factory to the park that hosted the first NFL game, based upon his book “Lost Dayton OH”, Andrew will describe a diverse selection of retail, industrial, entertainment, and residential sites from Dayton’s disappearing legacy.


Andrew J. Walsh – A writer and a research librarian at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH. His published works range from scholarly articles to web content and magazine features. He posts about Dayton history and development on his website, DaytonVistas.com.

For additional details call 937-353-4457. The presentation is free and open to the public and has ample free parking.

Mound Cold War Discovery Center
E-Mail: msem475@gmail.com
Phone: 937-247-0402
Web: www.daytonhistory.org