Oregon Historic District Solstice Garden Tour 2014

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SUMMER IN THE CITY

The Oregon Historic District Society invites you to celebrate summer at its annual tour of private gardens at beautifully restored homes from the 1800s and early 1900s.

• $10 tickets sold day of tour at the gazebo in Newcom Founders Park •

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Oregon Historic District Society to Hold

 Annual Garden Tour on Saturday, June 21, 2014, 11am-2pm

Dayton, OH – June 2, 2014 – The Oregon Historic District Society will present its annual Garden Tour of nine distinctive private gardens on the first day of summer, Saturday June 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. As Dayton’s oldest historic district, the Oregon District is a rich mix of historic and contemporary homes, with architecture ranging from the mid-1800s to modern. The garden tour will begin at the gazebo at Newcom Founders Park at Green and Brown Streets.

Tickets for the self-guided tour cost $10 per person, and proceeds benefit the non-profit Oregon Historic District Society, which is involved in historic preservation efforts. Desserts from Buttercream Lane Bakery and beverages will be available for sale at the gazebo, as will decorative potted plants. A master gardener will be on hand to answer questions about gardening. The tour will be held rain or shine. Fifth Street businesses and restaurants will be open during the day, including Lily’s Bistro, which will offer half-price appetizers to tour participants who bring in their admission map.

The gardens on tour demonstrate how much can be done with urban gardening spaces, ranging from small to large gardens tucked alongside and behind historic homes, including the Victorian mansion built in 1877 by John Balsley, a brick home built in 1845 with a lush garden filled with art, and an Italianate home built in 1881 with a summer kitchen in the narrow back yard.

Oregon District & South Park Garage Sale This Saturday (6/7/14)

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This Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm is our TWO NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE/YARD SALE! The Oregon District has a total of 17 garage sales this year and we will be handing out our maps and South Park maps at the Newcom Founders park gazebo. You can see a digital version of the OD map below and I’ve also listed what each seller will be selling.
You can find the Facebook event page here so be sure to invite your friends and family to enjoy a day of shopping and getting to know the Oregon Historic District and South Park neighborhoods. Also go to South Park’s website for their map and further details.
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430 E. 6th St Furniture, Antiques, Glasswares, Tools, Books, Toys & Games
33 Hess St Furniture, Household Items, Glasswares, Tools, Books, Toys & Games
240 Green St. Collectibles, Household Items, Glasswares, Jewelry, Books, Kitchen Items, Holiday Items, Decorations
29 Tecumseh St Furniture, Antiques, Household Items, Glasswares, Clothing, Tools, Books, Kitchen Items, Decorations, Misc.
426 East Sixth Street Furniture, Collectibles, Household Items, Holiday Items
139 Jackson St Collectibles, Glasswares, Tools, Books, appliances, Kitchen Items, Decorations
315 E Sixth St Household Items, Clothing, Books, Kitchen Items, Holiday Items, Golf equipment, Pet gates, Fencing
318 East Sixth St. Furniture, Antiques, Collectibles, Household Items, Clothing, Books, appliances, Kitchen Items
131 Jones Street Household Items, Glasswares, appliances, Kitchen Items
132 Jackson St Collectibles, Household Items, Glasswares, Books, Kitchen Items, Holiday Items
19 Hess St Antique Toilet with Wall Mounted Tank, Williamsburg Style Handing Lights, Tools, Household Items
8 Tecumseh St Kitchen & Decorative
454 E 5th St Costume Jewelry, Free Coffee
85 Jones Street Clothes, Furniture, Computer Accessories, Kitchen Items, Party Items, Office Supplies, Curtains, Printers
261 Wayne Ave Materials, Material Remnants
122 Jones Furniture, Twin mattress & Box Spring, Plans, Misc
108 Green St Household items, pictures, house decorations, clothing, shoes, dishes
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