Preserving Dayton’s Historic Legacies

Urban Living Expo
2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2016

Historic Grafton Hill

Explore one Dayton’s most vibrant historic neighborhoods.
Learn why people of all ages and backgrounds are choosing city living.

$5 adults, children free               All proceeds benefit PDI, Inc.

Order tickets online at
or at the event,  329 Central Avenue 45406


Mobile Homes on Steroids! Explore two outstanding homes that were moved and saved from the wrecking ball by the Grafton Hill residents. Learn how they set an historic precedent in Ohio by using historic tax credits to offset renovation costs. Panel discussion by the Grafton Hill Community Development Corporation.

Painted Ladies and Gentlemen Get the straight facts on getting your paint color approved in a historic district from a City of Dayton Landmarks expert.  Have fun choosing paint colors appropriate to the era of your house. Enter a hands-on competition for the best color combination for the Salve mansion at Central and Grand. Children and adult prizes.

Where Has All the Barn Gang Gone? Revisit Dayton during the era of Colonel Deeds when he and the other barn gang members collaborated in the barn that stood behind the Deeds’ home on Central Avenue. Entertaining discussion with a Dayton History docent.

5 p.m.  Social Hour and Private Home Tour: All proceeds benefit the Grafton Hill Community Development Corporation $25 per person.

May is National Historic Preservation Month

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Let’s Protect Dayton’s Legacies

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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.

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Curious How Historic Tax Credits Work?

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