Bounded roughly by the railroad overpass, Patterson Boulevard, Gates Street, Wayne Avenue, and US 35 in Southeast Dayton
The Oregon Historic District embraces the earliest surviving, relatively intact combination of commercial and residential architecture in Dayton.
Examples of Dayton’s architectural history from 1830 to 1910 line the streets and lanes in the is 40-plus block area. Styles range from Federal to Queen Anne. Excellent examples of late Victorian commercial and residential architecture illustrate both the entrepreneurial success and the increasing affluence of many Oregon merchants and residents.
Oregon offers an incredible choice of housing from restored mansions and tow-story brick townhouses with urban courtyards, to a variety of newly constructed as well as converted condominiums and apartments. Families and singles alike are attracted to the area because of the convenient location – it is just blocks from Downtown and a popular local entertainment center. Spectacular apartments scattered throughout the area boast open space living with lofts or more traditional layouts.
The recognition of Oregon in 1968 by the Montgomery County Landmark Committee as Dayton’s oldest neighborhood led to a renewed interest in the area; the city designated Oregon as a local historic district in 1972. The strong commitment by home buyers and residents since the early 1970s is evident today with more than 90 percent of the 250 structures restored and the charm of the area returned to its turn-of-the-century glory.