The George Steimle House – 623 Oak Street

25 Feb


Full Circle Development

Centerville Design Associates

Approximately 1,000 Square Feet
One Bedroom
One Bath
Two Car Garage

Offering Price: $135,000 – SOLD

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Samuel Brown, of the family for whom Brown Street was named, platted this corner of Oak and Clover Streets in 1868. Hiram Williams purchased this lot in 1870 for $700, and built this cottage in 1877. Williams was captain of the state canal boat for several decades, and later in charge of canal repairs.

In 1899, he sold the house to Joseph and Victor Joly. Joseph, a machinist, and his wife Clara lived at 623 Oak until 1903, when they sold to baker Herman Hurst and his wife Amelia, both German immigrants. Herman died at the Dayton State Hospital in 1908, leaving Amelia a 30-year-old widow with three young daughters. In 1910 she was working as a private nurse. In 1920, she sold the house to Wright Field employee George Steimle.

George and his wife Agnes had two children, Genevieve and George. George Jr. inherited the house in 1935 at age 14, after the deaths of his parents and sister. He joined the Navy during World War II, coming back in 1943 to marry Virginia, whom he had met at the water fountain on Park Drive while roller skating with friends.

After the war George and Virginia returned to 623 Oak Street, and their two children were born there. In the late 1950s they moved to East Dayton, and leased 623 Oak Street, selling it in 1969 to Roscoe and June Smith. After Roscoe’s death in 1983, the house was a rental until sold to Full Circle Development in 2007.


This charming cottage has space to stretch out both inside and out. The new porch welcomes you into a house that has a bonus room in the back that can serve as a guest room or home office. There are plenty of doors to access the large side and rear yards from just about any room. The large kitchen space has Merillat maple craftsman style cabinets with a handy island for preparing savory meals. The owners bedroom has two closets and a fireplace. The picket fence and two car garage make for a complete package.


  • Great eat in kitchen with maple cabinets
  • Potential two bedrooms
  • New windows, furnace, central air
  • Two car garage with automatic door openers
  • Brand new picket fence

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