Report on Proposed Park System for the City of Dayton by Olmsted Brothers Copyright 1911 A wonderful document by the Olmsted Brothers, designers of Central Park in New York, written to convince the city to have them design a system of parks. Readers will recognize quite a few of the parks mentioned here.
Congratulations You have found Dayton History Books Online! This website is dedicated to placing historical items about Dayton, Ohio online. Curt Dalton, a local historian who has written several books about Dayton's history, saw a need to make books and other educational materials about Dayton available to children and the general public. He knew that the documents had to be in a format that could easily be read and searched, to enable visitors to use the information in homework and personal projects. What better way than through the world wide web? On October 24, 2004 Dayton History Books Online opened with a list of twenty books and booklets that could be read, searched and printed out. As of December 1, 2013 there are 1,058 books, booklets, videos and articles available. DHBO has also added almost 700 photos, many of which depict Dayton in the 1950s. We also celebrate having over 11 million hits on the site! Please click herefor contact information.