South Park Historical Neighborhood
Outstanding brick historic home with four gingerbread porches; two are balconies. Three generously proportioned bedrooms. Master bedroom has an enormous walk-in closet. The middle bedroom has access to both balconies...would make a wonderful home office! Third bedroom sports twin charming window seats that overlook the street and are flanked by built-in book cases. Two full baths; one up one down. Remodeled kitchen with sparkling white cabinetry. 3 car garage with two car garage door. Fenced rear yard and beautifully landscaped front and side yards...yes it's true a historic home with a nice sized yard! Sellers are offering a Fist American Home Warranty that includes 13 SEER A/C Coverage. Quick occupancy is possible. Easy access to downtown, WPAFB and all highways, including US 35, I-675, I-75 and Rt 4. Great active neighborhood.
The South Park Historic District is a 24 block area of more than 700 structures dating from the 1880's to the early twentieth century. It is located within walking distance of the Oregon Historic District and downtown Dayton, and is mainly residential in character with a few commercial structures along the district's perimeter. South Park is significant because of the variety of its architecture, which includes vernacular, cottage, and high style examples, and because of its association with John H. Patterson, founder of the National Cash Register Company.
When Patterson began to develop his factory complex on South Main Street the area now called South Park was a neighborhood of shacks and shanties called "Slidertown." Patterson began to have trouble with boys from Slidertown who broke the glass windows on his new factory, and so determined to give the boys something else to do by sponsoring community gardens and other beautification projects for the neighborhood. Eventually South Park developed into a pleasant, garden-filled community where factory workers lived side-by-side with supervisors and Patterson's right hand men. Until the advent of the automobile enabled NCR workers to move further a field, the neighborhood continued to be associated with Patterson's firm, and many company picnics and other functions took place on Park Drive Boulevard in the heart of the district.
The architecture of South Park includes examples of Second Empire, High Victorian Italianate, Queen Anne, Federal and Romanesque Revival in one and two story structures of brick and frame. South Park still preserves a sense of a close-know neighborhood whose residents cooperate to maintain the many neighborhood parks which give the district its special flavor.
Thanks for all your help in making our "dream home" a reality. We really appreciated that you went the extra mile to get us the best price for our home. You are truly a professional.John and Rhonda Robinson