One of Hamilton's four historic districts, Dayton Lane contains the largest number of structures.
From their website, historicdaytonlane.org
:The Dayton Lane Historic District
, more commonly known as Dayton Lane, consists of 210 structures built during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and first quarter of the twentieth century when it was home to Hamilton's prominent industrialists. The houses in the district represent the rich variety of architectural styles popular at the district's height, including Queen Anne, Italianate, Second Empire, and Georgian Revival. Campbell Avenue was named after Lewis D. Campbell, a major landowner who donated a parcel of land to the city of Hamilton fo use as Campbell Avenue Park. The Dayton Lane Historic District is a wonderfully restored and maintained neighborhood of Hamilton, Ohio showcasing some of the region's most glorious Victorian architecture.
From the National Register of Historic Places website, http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/OH/Butler/districts.htmlDayton-Campbell Historic District
(added 1983 - Butler County - #83001947)
Primarily Dayton, High and Campbell Ave. between 6th and 11th Sts., Hamilton
(240 acres, 209 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian, Other
Area of Significance: Industry, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Industry/Processing/Extraction, Religion
Historic Sub-function: Manufacturing Facility, Multiple Dwelling, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling2
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Landscape, Religion
Current Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Park, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling2
The Districy has a very active board which puts on several events throughout the year and works to recieve grants for improvements in the area. Their latest project added gateway arches at each side of Dayton Lane:
The other multiple entrances are marked with small signs of light poles:
The office of Hamilton's former Mayor Nye
The Episcopal Church
Campbell Ave. Park is just a median with mature trees, flowers, sidewalks, and streetlights. You will see a few photos throughout
The Old Central Catholic High School, now the Hamilton Board of Education
Catholic Social Services
Fellowship Christian Church
A church built in 1894
Photos added January 2006
The classic Dayton Lane shot
I think this one might be my favorite
Leaving, of course the train got me again!
The district is all streetscaped with streetlights and period traffic poles.
An example of the many art deco pole bases seen in many parts of town
Photos added April 2006
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