What Are We Doing?
Carillon Park has begun preservation and re-interpretation of Daytonís oldest standing structure, Newcom Tavern. Using replicated sash- sawn white oak siding and hand wrought nails, Carillon Park is now returning much of Newcom Tavern to its late 18th/early 19th century appearance while also protecting the log structure.
Built in to sections between 1796 and 1799, Newcom Tavern was constructed as a permanent, square hewn log home and tavern in Dayton. As such, Newcom Tavern was originally furnished with interior lath and plaster walls while face nailed rough sawn siding was applied to the exterior.
Since its construction the structure has been
moved twice and has undergone at least five major
alterations and/or renovations. With age and each
intervention, more of the buildingís 18th century
materials have been lost forever. The greatest factor
in accelerating decades of decay resulted from the
1895 removal of the protective siding that guarded
the tavern for the first 99 years of its existence.
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Location. 39° 43.722′ N, 84° 12.003′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from S. Patterson Blvd.. Click for map. marker is in front
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carillon Park (a few steps from this marker); Locust Grove School (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Robert Patterson (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Maryís Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); Erma Bombeck (approx. 1.4 miles away); Miami Valley Hospital (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wright Brothers Home Base (approx. 1.9 miles away); We were always happy on Hawthorne Street... (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dayton.
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