Dayton, Pre-1937 Floods

1913 Flood in Dayton, Kentucky

1913 Flood in Dayton, Kentucky

1913 Flood in Dayton, Kentucky

Kenton Street, north from 4th, 1913 Dayton in the 1907 Flood 4th Street, East from Clay

 

1913 Flood in Dayton, Kentucky
“This is a view of Kenton St. X marks show how high water was, 69 8/10th's.  We had 5 feet 6 inches in house, and it left 3 good inches of slimy mud to clean besides ruining in the wallpaper and all the wood work has to be done over.  Walks and fence all up.  I am so tired of cleaning mud that I could run away.” 

 

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Benham Street, 1913
That's St. Francis in the distance.  The 1913 flood
 destroyed the foundation, and the church was
 razed shortly thereafter.
The author of this card notes that St. Francis,
 in the background, is under 14 feet of water.

 

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Back Yard, 3rd & Benham 3rd, near Benham 4th & Berry

 

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Between 3rd & 4th, near Benham 3rd near Benham The 3rd & Benham Area, 1910

 

 1913 Flood in Dayton, Kentucky

Dayton in the 1913 Flood.  You're looking north from 6th, down onto St. Francis church and school.
If you need a better reference point, there's a handy little map, from the Sanborn series,  here.
More on the Sanborn Fire Maps is here.

 

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These maps show the extent of the 1913 Flood in Dayton,
and are from Donald Bauer's The Great Flood of 1913

 

1913 Flood in Dayton, Kentucky

Harvard Piano Company
northeast corner of 5th & Clay
likely 1913

 

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West from Second street,
 Dayton, Kentucky, likely 1913
Same scene, without
the flood waters
Same house,  looking
 the other way
  photos by Wm. Brengelman photos by Wm. Brengelman

 

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The above seven scenes are photographs by Wm. Brengelman, and are likely  the flood of 1913

Campbell Frill Line