Community Overview

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Location, Location, Location:
We’re conveniently located off US 35, just east of I-75. Minutes from Wright Patt Air Force Base, University of Dayton, Miami Valley Hospital, and Downtown Dayton. Our neighborhood is nestled between Oregon and Huffman Historic Districts. We’re walking distance to some of the best coffee shops, bars, and restaurants Dayton has to offer. Yet we’re far enough away from the business district to have a quiet and safe neighborhood with ample street parking.

St. Anne’s Hill Historic District is a special place – a community of neighbors that continue to work together improving and preserving our little piece of Dayton. The neighborhood historic society hosts socials every month, giving residents an opportunity to create and maintain friendships. The historic society also hosts events to raise money and awareness for the neighborhood. This includes the bi-annual Dickens of a Christmas Holiday Home Tour and Garden Tour. The proceeds from these tours are used to maintain the public parks and market the neighborhood to potential residents.

The St. Anne’s Hill Historic District consists of fourteen blocks of residential housing directly adjacent to and east of the central business district of Dayton, Ohio. It is one of the most cohesive groups of early residential buildings remaining in the city and is located between the Oregon Historic District and the Huffman Historic District. Variety of building size, use, style and placement adds to the visual richness of the district.

The neighborhood is characterized by wide streets and large shade tress that practically hide the buildings from view in the summer. The district consists of approximately 280 buildings, not including garages and outbuildings. The overall architectural feeling of the district is one of predominantly folk-type dwellings with Victorian detailing and a scattering of late ninteenth century high style residences. It is, and always has been, mainly residential with a period commercial strip (Fifth Street) bisecting the neighborhood. The houses remain mostly single family with some multi-family units.

St. Anne’s Hill was designated a historic district in 1974, gaining a place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. It is the second oldest historic district in the city.

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National Registry of Historic Places
Saint Anne’s Hill Historic District (added 1986 – Montgomery County – #86001214)
See Also: Bossler House, Marcus House
Roughly bounded by Fourth, McClure, Josie, and High and Dutoit Sts. (500 acres, 315 buildings)
Architectural Style: Romanesque, Queen Anne, Second Empire, Folk Victorian, American Foursquare
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874

Building Standards:
Basic historic district style and construction standards are contained in the Dayton Blueprint for Rehabilitation -aka- “blue book”. Major modifications or demolition to buildings in historic districts must be coordinated through the Dayton Planning Division and Landmarks Commission.

Additional City of Dayton housing policies are found on the city website:
Dayton Housing Policy

National Register Documents: filed with the City of Dayton
Property construction dates: filed with the City of Dayton
City Zoning Documents: Planning Division’s Zoning Code and Map

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