“In a small bend of the Great Miami River, with canals on the east and south, it can be fairly said, without infringing on the rights of others, that Dayton is the gem of all our interior towns. It possesses wealth, refinement, enterprise, and a beautiful country, beautifully developed.” – T
218 years later, The Dayton Metropolitan area is home to over 800,000 people and growing.
“She shall ever claim our duty,
For she shines – the brightest gem
That has ever decked with beauty
Dear Ohio’s diadem.”
– Paul Laurence Dunbar, “Toast to Dayton”
Wilkinson, St. Clair, and Ludlow Streets are all found in downtown Dayton.