Tuesday, May 21, 2013

From the Archives: 1931 Cellarus Map of Dayton, Index Sheet

This is a rather common map of Dayton, but has a lot to offer.  A great shapshot in time.  Notable map items include:

--The vast landholdings of “Ohio State Hospital” including the farmland at current-day Research Park.

--The railroad tracks that led all the way from Irving Avenue to the state hospital.

--The three lakes to the south of the state hospital.  Now there is just one, and buildings have replaced the two other lakes. 

--Colley Place is shown as going all the way through to Irving Avenue.  Today that street is a cul-de-sac.

--Broadview goes all the way out to the Shroyer and Patterson intersection.

--The way Stewart actually takes a sharp dip south to accommodate the Fairgrounds track.

--St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphans Home where the Glen is today.

--Brown Street continuing straight through the Oregon District, rather than turning into Warren Street like today.

--The notation of the old Miami Erie Canal right-of-way.

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