Old North Dayton is a neighborhood northeast of downtown Dayton, Ohio between the Great Miami and Mad rivers. Its main routes are Troy, Brandt, Valley, Stanley, Leo, and Chapel Streets.
German immigrants were the first to settle in the neighborhood, then known as ‘Texas’ or ‘Parma.’ Around the turn of the 20th century, central European immigrants, predominantly Poles, Hungarians, Lithuanians, and Germans, moved in as laborers and gave the neighborhoods its unique ethnic flavor represented by ethnic Roman Catholic churches, cultural festivals, social clubs, and a central European specialty restaurant, the Amber Rose. In the 2010s, the neighborhood became home to hundreds of resettled Turkish immigrants.
Points of interest in the neighborhoods include the Amber Rose, Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church (German), St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church (Polish), St. Stephen’s Catholic Church (Hungarian), Holy Cross Catholic Church (Lithuanian), and the historic Kossuth Colony. The main campus of the Dayton Children’s Medical Center and Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton is also in Old North Dayton.
The neighborhood is home to Stuart Patterson Park. Formerly known as Walters Grove, the park was renamed in honor of Stuart Patterson, the nephew of John H. Patterson, who died in a plane crash at nearby McCook Field. Stuart Patterson Park is home to the Francis Fitzsimmons Senior Citizens Center. Bed Bug Exterminator Dayton
State Routes 201 (Valley and Brandt Streets) and 202 (Troy St.) provide access to downtown Dayton, Riverside, and Huber Heights. Ohio State Route 4 provides access to Interstate 75, Interstate 70, U.S. Route 35, and Interstate 675. On May 27, 2019, the neighborhood suffered significant losses from an EF4 tornado, the worst of a series that affected the greater Miami Valley. Multiple homes and businesses were lost, with areas of the neighborhood losing power and water for several days.
Today, Old North Dayton, OH focuses on retaining qualities that make this neighborhood an excellent place to work and live. Strong churches, small family-operated businesses, and social organizations such as the Polish and Lithuanian clubs combine to give Old North Dayton a rich tradition of neighborhood unity and pride. Annual festivals, such as Old North Dayton Day and other yearly events, offer residents and business people opportunities to come together to celebrate the community and reinforce neighborhood ties.
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