Old North Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
German immigrants were the first to settle in the neighborhood, then known as 'Texas' or 'Parma'. Around the turn of the century, central European immigrants, predominately Poles, Hungarians, Lithuanians and Germans, moved in as laborers and gave the neighborhoods its unique ethnic flavor represented by ethnic Roman Catholic churches, cultural festivals, social clubs, and a central European specialty restaurant, the Amber Rose.
Points of interest in the neighborhoods include the Amber Rose, Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church (German), St. Adalbert's Catholic Church (Polish), St. Stephen's Catholic Church (Hungarian), Holy Cross Catholic Church (Lithuanian), and the historic Kossuth Colony. The main campus of the Dayton Children's Medical Center is also located in Old North Dayton.
The neighborhood is home to the Stuart Patterson Park. Formerly known as Walters Grove, the park was renamed in honor of Stuart Patterson. Patterson, the nephew of John H. Patterson, died in a plane crash at nearby McCook Field. Stuart Patterson Park is home to the Francis Fitzsimmons Senior Citizens Center.
State Routes 201 (Valley and Brandt Streets) and 202 (Troy St.) provide access to downtown Dayton, Riverside, and Huber Heights. Ohio State Route 4 provides quick access to Interstate 75, Interstate 70, U.S. Route 35 and Interstate 675.
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