What Are We Doing?
Carillon Park has begun preservation and re-interpretation of Dayton’s 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 building’s 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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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture
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.. marker is in front of the old Newcom Tavern, in Carillon Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton OH 45409, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Sun Dial (a few steps from this marker); Hetzel Summer Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker); William Morris House (within shouting distance of this marker); Locust Grove School (within shouting distance of this marker); Culp's Cafe (within shouting distance of this marker); Newcom House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dayton Triangles Locker Room (within shouting distance of this marker); Deeds Barn (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on May 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.