Wednesday, December 28, 2011

1913 Flood

Thanks to the Dayton Metro Library, we have access to this incredible collection of photographs from the Great Dayton Flood of 1913, which is estimated to have caused billions of dollars in damages in today's dollar.   

On our holiday home tours, we often note that Daytonians found refuge in St. Anne's Hill, due to its advantageous location overlooking Downtown, which was underwater at that time.    Here now are some amazing images of the St. Anne's Hill neighborhood during that fateful time....

Note the Dayton Paper Novelty Company building, which relocated to this facility on 1220 E. Third Street in 1908.   Although this may seem like an ill-fated move, they probably would've been even worse off if they had stayed in their original location on First Street...  

PS.   Thanks to association member Denny G. for finding these photographs online!

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