Sold for $142,500 on Jul 30, 2010
Fabulous Skyline Views Mike Martin 937-974-2494 Enjoy fabulous skyline views from the third floor of this grand early 1900's 2.5 story brick beauty. Surrounded by an enchanting English garden and overflowing with amenities; wrought iron fencing and an inviting front porch, carved mantles, ornate open staircase, rear staircase, original and custom art glass pieces, refinished woodwork and floors, bay windows and built-in window seat with drawers. Huge 2nd-floor master suite. 3rd-floor bedroom suite w/ 1/2 bath ready for fixtures (plenty of room to expand to a full bath). Working Butler's pantry. 2 furnaces & 2 A/C units. Partially finished basement has rec room / laundry. Fresh paint inside and out. Off- street parking is currently being installed (could be used as outdoor entertaining space as well). Fireplaces are not warranted. (One has been converted to wood-burning, but is not warranted by seller.) The Oregon Historic District is an area of homes and businesses dating from the earliest days of Dayton's history. It is located on the edge of downtown Dayton and includes a combination of commercial and residential architecture. Oregon is significant for both its early settlement and for its prominence as a neighborhood of German speaking immigrants who arrived by canal boat once the Miami and Erie Canal was opened in 1829. The area now known as Oregon was laid out by Daniel C. Cooper, proprietor of Dayton in 1815 and the first plat was recorded in 1829. The opening of the Canal, which was located on what is now Patterson Boulevard, brought a rapid increase in the areas population. Oregon remained prestigious and prosperous throughout the Civil War period and into the twentieth century. However, the disaster of Daytonís 1913 flood was keenly felt in the district, which was covered by 10 feet of water. Residents began to move to higher, safer ground, and the two World Wars accelerated the decline into absentee ownership. By the 1960s the city began to consider clearing and redeveloping the neighborhood. In reaction to this plan a preservation group was formed and the neighborhood was saved. Oregon displays a variety of housing types from simple artisans dwellings to more elaborate, high style residences in various architectural styles. Many prominent Daytonians lived here, including Thomas Brown, after whom Brown Street was named, owner of a brickyard and contracting business; John Rouzer, a builder; David L. Rike, founder of a department store; Salvatore Schaeffer, tobacco dealer; Wesley Boren, brick contractor; William McHose, founder of an architectural iron works firm; Jacob Sortman, a brick contractor; John Gates Doren, a newspaper editor; Dr. Alfred Iddings, a surgeon; and Daniel McSherry, inventor. Today the Oregon Historic District has reclaimed its title to being one of Daytonís most prestigious addresses. Check out what is going on in the neighborhood at http://www.oregondistrict.org.