Explore one Dayton’s most vibrant historic neighborhoods.
Learn why people of all ages and backgrounds are choosing city living.
$5 adults, children free (Does not include the private home tour or social hour.)
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 talk with a Dayton History docent.
5 p.m. Social Hour and Private Home Tour $25 per person
All proceeds benefit the Grafton Hill Community Development Corporation, non-profit restoration of the houses. Ticket price also includes the three expo sessions.
May is National Historic Preservation Month. Join us in celebrating Dayton's dynamic treasures.