Preserving Dayton’s Historic Legacies

Order tickets for the 2015 Urban Living Expo on Sunday, May 17, 2015!


Historic Tax Credits – The Path to a Successful Renovation
Wayne and Sandy McNamara and Dan Barton talk about how they have used state and federal tax credits to offset up to 45% of the cost of renovating residential rentals and homes.

Build a Fence that Fits
Get tips and advice on fence designs and materials that meet Historic District Zoning guidelines from city staff and experienced historic neighborhood residents. See examples of new and restored fences on your way to the Fifth Street Brew Pub.

Urban Gardening-
What Should I Plant?
Huffman gardeners and arborist, Mark Caldwell, share proven tips for growing vegetables, trees, and flowers in the city. Visit two Huffman Historic Area vegetable and flower gardens, including a fun chalk wall for children. Keep the Creative Juices Flowing

Fifth Street Brew Pub
End your tour at one of Dayton’s premier brew pubs in St. Anne’s Hill Historic District. The pub, which was spotlighted on National Public Radio, was renovated and is owned and operated by volunteers and by co-op shareholders. Overview of the project’s history and social hour at 5 p.m. 1600 E. Fifth Street.

Explore this site and see for yourself. You may just want to join in the fun.

Get Involved!

PDI needs your participation. Help us promote, protect and enhance Greater Dayton’s architectural heritage, it’s setting and impact on the quality of life. You Can Help through membership, advocacy and being in the know, how to Protect Dayton’s Historic Legacies.

Dayton’s Endangered Structures

See which Dayton homes, buildings and structures are being targeted for destruction ad why these places have a historical significance in our city’s heritage. Leave comments and updates with any news or stories about these places.


Learn how advocating at the grassroots level can work for historic preservation and the preservation ethic.

Get In The Know

Visit out PDI News Alerts sign-up page and register to receive PDI alerts for new developments, meetings and projects.

Curious How Historic Tax Credits Work?

Visit Ohio Historic tax Credits and learn about historic tax credit rules and eligibility.