South Park Historic District

Bounded roughly by Wayne, Wyoming, Alberta, and Buckeye in Southeast Dayton

The South Park Historic District, the largest historic district in Dayton, is a 24 block area of more than 700 structures dating from the 1880s to the early twentieth century.

South Park contains an excellent grouping of vernacular, cottage, and high style residences which date from roughly the 1880s to the early 20th century. The district derives its major significance from its historical connection with John H. Patterson, the founder of the National Cash Register Company (NCR), who made the development of South Park his personal concern. Much of the neighborhood has local and national historic designation.

Today, this renaissance community contains a variety of structures which offer a wide range of intriguing housing options. Homes in styles ranging from spacious Queen Anne and Italianate to quaint gingerbread cottages abound on tree-lined streets, and the neighborhood’s parks and wide boulevards provide welcome green space.

Located less than five minutes southeast of Downtown, South Park is a doorway to Dayton’s commercial and entertainment center. Playgrounds are located within the neighborhood, public and private schools are close at hand and churches, hospitals and day care facilities are nearby. South Park residents are a unique blend of ages, cultures and spirits creating a vital and enthusiastic community.

An active neighborhood association, formed at the turn of the century, provides civic and social leadership. Members are actively involved in promoting restoration efforts to potential home buyers. South Park Preservation Works, a Neighborhood Development Corporation, augments the restoration movement.