Sixth Avenue in Dayton
5th Street East of Main, Dayton, Ky, 1912
“Dear PC Friend, Thank your for your card. Have you any
churches in your fine city? This is one of the streets in the
little burg I live in. It is just across the river from Cincinnati,
Ohio, and not a very large place. Alice Culter”
The Residential Section
Sixth Avenue from
|This is a small portion of an 1869 Cincinnati map||1886 Sanborn map of Dayton|
Both of these older maps reflect that in October of 1891, Dayton changed many of its street names.
1914 story from Kentucky Post on how Clarke and Benham Streets were named, here.
A more detailed version of the same story from Collin's History of Kentucky is here.
|“The Dayton, Ky. Civic League met Monday. The question of corresponding with residents of Newport, Bellevue and Dayton, relative to replacing shade trees on the streets which were destroyed by the recent storm was discussed. It was decided to recommend that the trees be of uniform size and of one kind, planted to form a continuous avenue from Newport to the extreme end of Dayton.” from the Kentucky Times-Star, July 20, 1915|
| In the 300 block of Second Street, in 1954
from a Facebook post by Barbara Sparks Rawe, of her husband
|Memorial Day, 1949
From a Facebook post by Carl Baumann
|Dayton-Bellevue Parade, October 16, 1949, near 6th and Berry in Dayton. From a Facebook post by Gail Myers|
Boarding the Trolley for German Day at the Lagoon in Ludlow
photos by William Brengelman
Details on this 1924 train wreck, purportedly in Dayton, are here. (pdf)
1919 interview with Dayton's oldest citizen, here.