Thursday, September 27, 2012

Join us for the Tenth Annual Ghost Walks of Dayton Lane, a National Register Historic District, as we explore the area in search of spirits (dead ones, that is).  Take a lantern-led evening stroll through one of Hamilton, Ohio’s oldest neighborhoods and discover our ghosts, ghouls and legends.  At the end of this hour-long guided walk, there will be a reception at one of the homes, 807 Dayton St. (pictured above) Here is your chance to feel the presence of those that walked this earth before us.  Hear the ghost tales from several of the “live” residents of these homes.

                                        Date:  Saturday, October 20, 2012.
                       Tours begin at 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM.
Tours leave the Wolf Gazebo in the 900 block of Campbell Avenue.   Walk goes on rain or moonshine.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.  We don’t want you to confuse the goose bumps on your arms with being too cold! 
Admission: Tickets are available on a first come-first serve basis, at Nye Family Vision Center, 712 Dayton Street, Hamilton, OH  45011 or below via paypal. Advance tickets are $15.00 if purchased before 5pm on Friday, October 19th. Tickets will also be available the night of the walk for $20.00.  Those without advance tickets will be accommodated as space allows. Cash or check (made payable to Dayton Lane Historic Area) only the night of the walk. For more information, call 513-887-1100.

Spiritual Consultant Victor Paruta will be available for readings for an additional fee on each of the tour nights.

*** Online ticket sales have ended, but tickets can be purchased tonight for 20.00 There are still some spots available at each of the ghost walk tour times. Thanks for supporting the Dayton Lane Historic Area! 

Monday, April 23, 2012

May Promenade Home Tour May 20. 2012

The homes in Dayton Lane Historic District were built between the mid 1800s through about 1920. The architecture and styling vary as much as the number of years or decades. With over 200 structures, you will not find any two homes that are identical. Even homes that were built at the same
time, by the same owners are different in detail and character. The architectural styles and types are numerous: Arts and Crafts, Colonial, Colonial Revival, Eclectic, English, French, Gothic, Greek, Italian, Italianate, Mansard, Second Empire, Queen Anne, Victorian, and many free style.

History comes alive when Dayton Lane Historic District of Hamilton, Ohio hosts our Bi-Annual Historic Home Promenade Sunday, May 20, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm. 
With your ticket enjoy: 
*Tours of 12 Homes & 1 Historic Church *Music from the Butler Co. Steam Calliope *Dancing Performances from Demetrius Klein Dance Co. *Big Wheel Bicycle Performances.
Buy your presale tickets at "Vision Source Hamilton" 712 Dayton Street or online now! Presale price per person is $15 and $20 the day of the promenade. You can pick up your tickets at will-call at one of our locations on the day of promenade at the Wolfe Gazebo (900 Block of Campbell Ave.) or outside of Dayton Lane Gardens (600 Block of Dayton Lane).

NOTE: No automobile traffic or parking is allowed in the district during the tour. Parking is available in the city lot off of Martin Luther King Jr. St. (127) between Butler St. and Dayton St. You can walk East down Butler St. or Dayton St. to get to one of our ticket booth locations. Butler St. turns into Campbell Ave.

*Historic Dayton Lane is located just north of High Street in Hamilton, OH., between State Route 4 and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and bordered by High Street and Buckeye Street.

****Online sales for tickets has ended, but it is not too late to join us! Please purchase your tickets at either of our ticket locations.  Looking forward to seeing you there!!!***

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Historic Dayton Lane: A Little History of the Area

Listed on The National Register of Historic Places in 1985 through the efforts of Sherry Corbett & Jim Boerke the Dayton-Campbell Historic District, commonly called Dayton Lane, represents the residential neighborhood of choice for Hamilton's prominent industrialists at the turn of the century. Campbell Avenue was named for Lewis D. Campbell, advisor to Presidents Lincoln and Johnson, and a principal land- holder who donated a stretch of land, previously used as a racecourse, to the city for use as Campbell Avenue Park.

It's 210 structures represent a variety of architectural styles from the last quarter of the nineteenth century through the first quarter of the twentieth century. The 1868 Titus Atlas of Butler County shows that the area contained within the district was only sparsely settled. Not until the l870s through the l890s was there a major stimulus to the development of the district with many new industries relocating or being founded in Hamilton. These industries were attracted by an abundance of inexpensive land and water power. Dayton Lane area, lying just east of the many new industries, provided a convenient location for founders and managers of these companies. With the infux of these wealthy industrialists, most of the prominent residences are found on Dayton Street with several on Campbell Avenue. The proximity to the factories provided convenient residences for the factory workers as well.

The above was taken from the Hamilton Walking Tour: