Friday, February 27, 2009

New House?

This week, the City of Dayton Landmark Commission reviewed a very special case. The owner of the vacant lot at 155 High Street is proposing to rebuild his childhood home, which reportedly burned down in the late 1970's. The Landmark Commission is responsible for reviewing any major structural changes to properties located in Dayton's registered historic districts, such as St. Anne's Hill.

The plans call for a 2-story brick home with a metal roof. The plans presented to the Landmark Commission appeared to be a faithful reproduction of the original home, based on historical photographs and the owner's personal recollections.
Interestingly, the owner noted that Josie Street was originally an alley before Route 35 was built.

The Landmarks Commission made several minor but important suggestions to help recreate the original character of the home, such as the size, shape, or materials of the windows, doors, and eaves. Overall, they were very supportive of the plans, as is the Board of Directors for the St. Anne's Hill Historic Society.

The next step will be for the owner to revise his plans according to these suggestions, and then submit them for building code and zoning code reviews. There may be some issues with setbacks, fire codes, and lot lines but it appears the plan was generally acceptable to the City's Planning Department.

According to informed sources, this is the first new home proposed for St. Anne's Hill in many, many years. Since it will be an accurate recreation of the original structure, it should be a great addition to the neighborhood.

Stay tuned to this blog for more news about this exciting development!

Friday, February 20, 2009

CBCB Social

This month's social will be held at Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers downtown (33 South Jefferson) on next Saturday the 28th at 6:30. Please RSVP by Thursday the 26th.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Library Workshops


The Dayton Metro Library is presenting a series of gardening programs this April. Your own Matthew Allison will be one of the presenters. If you have questions about the programs, you can contact the library's main switchboard at 463-BOOK.

Tue Apr 14

7:00 p.m.

Main Auditorium

Small Yard Landscaping

Matthew Allison of Malachi Landscaping in St. Anne's Hill

Narrow side yards, need for privacy, lots of shade, & limited space are all challenges to the owner of a small yard. Matthew Allison, resident of St. Anne's Hill and owner of Malachi Landscaping specializes in designing for the urban landscape. Come take a look at his latest renovation of a McPherson Town yard and he'll offer ideas for your landscaping challenges, too.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

German Club News

Fasching (Masquerade Ball) 2009

Dayton Liederkranz-Turner will celebrate Fasching with a Masquerade Ball on Saturday, February 21, 2009 from 7:30 - 11:30pm. Alte Kamaraden will provide our music entertainment for the evening. The majority of those attending come in costumes of all kinds with a parade of costumes and prizes.

** Wear a costume and get $1 off at the door! Costume Parade for the Prince & Princess at 8:15 Prizes awarded for Most Original, Best Single, Best Couple, and Best Group. **Food & beverages will be available for purchase. The Prinz and Prinzessin preside over the ceremonies and welcome everyone to fun.

Fasching, Fasnacht, and Karneval all describe a season of celebration in Germany and in Catholic countries. This pre-Lenten period is celebrated with parades, masks, costumes, food, drink and all kinds of tomfoolery. It is a time of the "fool" who, from behind his/her mask, can say and do outrageous things with impunity.