Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bierfest at DLT

What's more German than bier?  Not much!    Check out this great event in St. Anne's Hill at the Liederkranz!

Fall/Winter Bierfest

Presented by Mike Schwartz

Friday, November 16, 2012
Event Details
Doors open at 6 pm. Tasting begins at 7 pm. Pre-registration: $13 members, $15 guests. Door price $20. Designated Driver: free admission. Free snacks/door prizes. Food, beers & other drinks can be purchased. Call: John at 429.9251


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

On the Threshold

Here's another great article from the Dayton City Paper about our neighborhood treasure, Stivers School for the Arts!   

“Thresholds,” is described by the school as “an impressive example of public sculpture that extends an invitation to the community while enriching the visual legacy of the Stivers campus.” The intersection of blue, orange and grey painted steel planes provides the piece’s structure, and the work plays on the use of straight and curved edges. This sculpture invites the public to interact with it. Situated near the corner of Keowee and Fifth Streets, visitors can walk around and through the two main components of the structure.

On the “threshold”
Photo by Dayton City Paper


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Let's Build a Park

 Click here to donate today!

The Terry Street Park is a small property that was acquired by the St. Anne's Hill Historic Society nearly 20 years ago. Since then, it has been a left open as a public space, but it was never much to look at.

Thanks to a mini-grant from the City of Dayton, the neighborhood is now moving forward with a plan to revitalize this corner lot with a new ornamental iron gateway (similar to the photo below), a bocce ball court, and beautiful landscaping to create a peaceful spot for neighbors to spend the day!

Unfortunately, we do not have enough funding to complete everything in the plan. With your support, we can revitalize this property for the benefit of the east Dayton community including St. Anne's Hill, Huffman Historic District, and Newcom Plains - as well as the many residents traveling to and from Downtown or Stivers School for the Arts.

Please contribute $10, $25, or whatever you can offer today! If we meet our fundraising goal, we may be able to complete the project this year.

The St. Anne's Hill Historic Society is a 501(c)3 organization that represents the St. Anne's Hill Historic District neighborhood. Every donation is tax deductible.

 Photo by Nicole K.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New Mural

Check out the new mural in progress at the corner of Fifth and Dutoit!   Thanks to our neighbors Jack M. for the excellent artwork and Gerald S. for allowing the mural on the side of his shop.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Garden Tour

Please join us for the biennial Garden & Art Tour in the St. Anne's Hill Historic District.  The tour will include a variety of unique gardens, galleries, local art vendors, and parks along our charming neighborhood streets.
The self-guided tours will begin at the High Street Gallery located at 48 High Street in Dayton, Ohio.    Pick up your program and then stroll through the gardens at your leisure.   Enjoy the fresh air while perusing local art and garden offerings from regional vendors at the St. Anne's Hill Gift Shoppe

For a true old-fashioned treat, visit our Victorian Tea Garden for refreshments and enjoy a relaxing moment on High Street overlooking downtown Dayton.   Our servers will be specially trained to let you know about the remarkable history of St. Anne's Hill.  In order to ensure your seat in the Tea Garden, please select the ticket corresponding to the time you wish to visit. 

*NEW* "Toast the Tour" VIP Friday Night Preview:  For an elegant night out, join us for this special event!  First, you will visit three unique gardens that are ONLY available to Friday night visitors and then you can enjoy hor d'oeuvres and drinks under the stars.    The VIP ticket also includes your admission to the Garden Tour and Victorian Tea Garden on Saturday.   Enjoy two events for the price of one!  

 All proceeds go towards preserving the character and integrity of our neighborhood. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

New Life for Bomberger

News release from the City of Dayton....

"The City of Dayton has agreed to sell the Bomberger Center (1306 E. Fifth St.) to the Ahiska Turkish American Community Center of Dayton, following the signing of a purchase agreement on Wednesday, April 25.
The 22,276-sq.-ft. structure, constructed in 1956, will be used as a multi-purpose community center for education, recreation and community services for the Ahiska Turkish community and others. Some of the services to be offered will include English as Second Language (ESL) and citizenship classes.

The Ahiska Turkish American Community Center of Dayton is a non-profit organization serving Dayton’s Ahiska Turkish community, an immigrant community estimated to include 350 families. The community began settling in Dayton in 2005.
Under the terms of the agreement, the Ahiska Turkish American Community Center agrees to a purchase price of $831,000, an amount that will be forgiven over a 10-year period if the organization continues to operate and maintain the building as agreed. Under the agreement, the facility will remain as a community center.
The Ahiska Center, through the grants it received from the Turkish Government, is committing $45,000 to short-term repairs of the building’s entrance walkways and stairs, and will set aside an additional $50,000 for possible future major repairs. The Turkish Government has also expressed its continued commitment to the operation and upkeep of the Center. The group is expected to begin moving into the facility shortly."


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Liederkranz News

Check out some of the great events coming up at the Liederkranz on High Street!

4 May—Eintracht Fish Fry
12 May—Edelweiss Mai Tanz/Luau w/ ChrisWeiss
18-20 May—A World A’Fair
19 May—Genealogy Group Field Trip, 8 a.m.
31 May-2 June—Garage Sale

1, 8, 15, 20, 29 June—Eintracht Friday Biergarten Nights
6, 13, 20, 27 July—Eintracht Friday Biergarten Nights
20 July—Eintracht Smoked Pork Chop Dinner

 3, 10, 17, 24 August—Edelweiss Biergarten with Frank Svet
18-19 August—Eintracht German Day in the Park with Jay Fox and Hank Haller

Enjoy the cultural diversity in St. Anne's Hill all year round!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Stivers Showcase

Stivers School for the Arts, Video and Animation Department presents The Showcase, a collection of short films by student filmmakers.See work from talented students that runs the gamut from comedy to drama to public service. Some of the short films featured have already won awards and accolades at the state and national levels.

The Showcase runs one night only, on April 20th, 2012 at 7pm, in Stivers Centennial Hall. Tickets are $3.00 in advance and $5.00 at the door. This fundraiser will help with Film, Video and Animation Department update computers, software and equipment. 

Tickets are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm, in the Film/Video studio or in the Magnet Office.

PS.   The annual "Soup Dressed Up" event at Stivers will be April 27!   Tickets are $8.00


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

First Friday

Celebrating First Friday?  Check out these great events in St. Anne's Hill with us!

Portraits of Old, Young and In-Between
Friday April 6, 2012 — 5 PM till 8PM
High Street Gallery

Come meet the artists and see the artwork of Pam Adams, Donna Brinkman and Cynthia Rush, on display at 48 High Street Gallery!

Show runs from April 6 through April 22
Gallery open Saturdays and Sundays from 2PM till 4PM

 - AND -

ONE LIFE: A Call to Consciousness
Friday, April 6th, 5-9pm
Missing Peace Art Space

Sixteen originals were created by artist Kevin McKelvy to produce eight blended images of Historical Characters, Political Icons, Religious and Social Figures.  Stop by and enjoy some refreshments, food and great atmosphere. Artist Kevin McKelvy will be attending

http://www.splittinimage.com/Gallery.htm for more information about the exhibition and artist


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

End of the Odd?

From the Dayton Daily News...

Two miles to the east is the former Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge at 8 La Belle St. in St. Anne’s Hill – a building that holds its own individual spot on the National Register.

The lodge, a 3½ story brick structure built in 1911, has also been declared a nuisance because of a damaged roof, unsound floors and stairs, and years of water damage, according to city of Dayton documents. The city’s Landmark Commission will discuss demolition plans at 4:30 p.m. Thursday [Feb 9, 2012].

The Odd Fellows Lodge, designed by former Dayton City Commissioner Luther Peters, has been “mostly vacant” for almost 30 years, according to city documents.

Please attend the meeting and let your voice be heard!

Photo by Nicole K.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Blog Log

Did you know we've been running this blog for over 5 years now? Check out some of our most popular posts!

New Billboard?
Jan 28, 2009
517 Pageviews

Mar 2, 2011
244 Pageviews

Happy Holidays!
Dec 12, 2011
232 Pageviews

St. Anne
Sep 30, 2008
183 Pageviews

Nov 12, 2010
154 Pageviews

Census Data
Jan 1, 2012
144 Pageviews

Public Art
Jun 26, 2011
141 Pageviews

Brunch Photos
May 23, 2011
138 Pageviews

Mr. McClure
Mar 25, 2011
134 Pageviews

Sunny Day
Jul 10, 2011
126 Pageviews

What would you like to see us write about in 2012?      Please let us know!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ohio History

A new tax check-off for the Ohio Historical Society has been added to our Ohio 1040 and 1040EZ tax forms. This year you can dedicate part or all of your state income tax refund to history-related projects in communities across Ohio. The society will use revenues to create a grants program to support history related projects statewide.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Census Data

Happy New Year!  The results of the 2010 Census are rolling in!   Although the "big picture" numbers were released last year, the detailed local numbers are still coming out.  The St. Anne's Hill Historic District is almost entirely represented by one Census Tract Block Group - Dayton Tract 19, Block Group 2.  

Unfortunately, the east side of McClure Street is left out and a few homes from the Huffman Historic District on Terry Street are included instead.   However, some people have suggested that the southern block of Terry Street should've been part of St. Anne's Hill anyway, so maybe it all balances out in the end.

So the numbers are not a completely accurate representation of our neighborhood, but it is pretty close.   Here's what we found so far....

Residents: 632
Males: 335  (53%)
Females: 297 (47%)
Children (both male and female): 121  (19%)

Median age: 36
Median male age: 37
Median female age: 35

White/Caucasian: 547 (87%)
Black/African-American: 40 (6%)
Mixed race: 24 (4%)
Other (such as Hispanic or Pacific Islander): 16  (3%)
Asian: 4 (1%)
Native American: 1 (>1%)

Households: 293
Family households: 134 (46%)
Non-family households: 159 (54%)
Average family household size: 3
Average non-family household size: 2
Owner-occupied units: 161 (55%)
Rental units: 132 (45%)

* Note: Family is defined by the Census Bureau as two or more people related by birth, marriage, or adoption - but does not include same-sex couples.   

The numbers for things like employment, education, and income have not been released yet.   We will try to post those numbers when they are available, but it should go without saying that St. Anne's Hill continues to be an attractive, diverse, and inclusive community.    We welcome everyone to our neighborhood!