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Writer of Famous 1865 Letter Lived in South Park!

22 Feb
Jordan Anderson 1900

An honest God-fearing man wanted to be paid for his labor. Did you see the story in the Dayton Daily News about escaped slaves Jordan and Amanda Anderson and their 1865 letter to their former “master”? Neighborhood historians Betsy & Galen Wilson tell us the family lived in our own South Park, on Burns Avenue! And […]

Woodland Cemetery added to National Register as historic district

04 Feb

This article appeared in ICCFA Magazine, January 2012 The U .S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service has approved Woodland Cemetery’s nomination by the Ohio Historical Society to be designated as a hi storic district on the National Register of Historic Places. “This honor is important to both Woodland and the region,” said Dave […]

A DDN Interview with your friendly, neighborhood Archaeologist, Bill Kennedy

02 Feb
Bill Kennedy

Dayton Daily News Thursday, February 2, 2012 Seeking Solutions Ideas People: A Conversation with Bill Kennedy   Why would I need to go to Egypt when there are more than 5,000 prehistoric sites recorded within 25 miles of Dayton? –Bill Kennedy, Curator of Anthropology, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery has a […]

Keep the Momentum Going! Renew your Membership!

16 Jan

Hi Friends and Neighbors! Thank you for being members of our non-profit neighborhood association, Historic South Park, Inc. We can’t thank you enough for all you do as citizens, homeowners, neighbors, volunteers and friends to make our neighborhood such a great place to live. We hope you have received by our annual membership drive letter asking you […]

Best Practices in Housing Inspection seminar, Jan 26, 7PM

16 Jan

For everyone who wants to fight blight in Dayton, this 45-minute seminar will be very informative! It is free of charge. Noted speaker and expert Andrew McKenzie, VicePresident, National Inspection Services,will present, “Best Practices inHousing Code Compliance,” shares how his firm has assisted a wide variety of townships and municipalities in Ohio improve the results and cost-effectiveness of their housing […]

South Park Broomball Team Plays at Riverscape Ice Rink!

02 Jan

Get 2012 off to a great start by attending the broomball matches at RiverScape Ice Rink! Neighbors from Historic South Park have formed a team, The South Park Nation Army! You can cheer them on Monday evenings in January and February from 6-8PM, while enjoying hot chocolate and warming by a fire pit!  Here is the […]

Neighborhood Holiday Festivities, Sat. Dec 10, 12:30-9PM

27 Nov

HOLIDAY PARTY NEWS!! On Saturday, Dec. 10, beginning at 12:30pm, take a free tour the beautiful historic Hope Lutheran church (500 Hickory). decorated and sparkling for Christmas. The 1902 Gothic Revival structure boasts rich woodwork, stunning Gothic tracery cathedral windows and a 13-rank, 910-pipe Kilgen organ. The church also houses The Hope Community Art Center […]