Wednesday, May 1, 2013

From the Archives: May 27, 1979 - Save the Southern Ohio Lunatic Asylum Open House

In recent years, say the last ten or so, historic preservation has lost far more battles than it has won in Dayton.  Perhaps this was not always the case, as the Southern Ohio Lunatic Asylum / Dayton State Hospital / 10 Wilmington Place illustrates.  I wanted to share this invitation--from the Oregon Historic District Society, St. Anne's Hill Historic District Society, and the Oakwood Historic District Society--for an open house at this building at Wayne and Wilmington, and give a "thank you" to those who saved this gem.


  1. Simply wonderful. I adore this building and am so thankful for all of the people who helped to save it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi, glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the comment.