Railway Transportation and the Rise of the South Suburbs
MOUND MUSEUM LECTURE SERIES SPOTLIGHTS
RAILWAY TRANSPORATION AND THE RISE OF THE SOUTH SUBURBS — Please join us for a presentation on how the earliest suburban plats and communities to the south of Dayton developed under the influence of steam and electric-powered railways. These railways were important connections between Dayton and outlying communities, especially from the late 1890s through the World War I years. The discussion will focus on the early suburban development of the farmland south of Dayton, the expansion of Oakwood, interurban “traction” car service through Van Buren Township (present-day Kettering) and the Dayton, Lebanon, and Cincinnati Railroad’s connection between the Oakdale and Pasadena plats and the National Cash Register Company. The extension of interurban service from Dayton into southern Montgomery County as well as Warren and Butler counties will be described.
When: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Where: Mound Cold War Discovery Center
1075 Mound Rd. Miamisburg, Ohio 45342
Free and open to the public, with ample free parking
Hosted by the Mound Science and Energy Museum Association