#1 — The Historic Renovation

County Corp

Home Information

County Corp invites you to Dayton’s historic Wright-Dunbar neighborhood. This home has been updated to appeal to today’s homebuyer, while also emphasizing the historic allure of a 100-year old home. The open floor plan includes over 2,000 square feet. The living room welcomes guests with its brightly colored walls and historic interior finishes. Details include 10’ ceilings, a marble hearth and historic mantel. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, bright cream cabinets and homely lighting. The same floor also lodges a spacious parlor room, dining room and a half bath for convenience. Upstairs features private bedrooms with neutral carpeting and a second floor porch, which includes a sun room for discreet relaxation.

The mud room leads to the back entrance of the home, and opens up to the porch, deck, and 2-car garage. This home has plenty of outdoor entertainment space, while also highlighting a low maintenance yard. This lovely home is available to a homebuyer that meets the household requirements of HUD’s HOME Investments Partnership Program.

The neighborhood is best known as the as the home of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Orville and Wilbur Wright. In the late 1890’s, Wright-Dunbar became home to a diverse immigrant population, including Hungarians, Romanians and Eastern Europeans. These immigrants, brought in to work in Dayton factories, formed a tight community with businesses, churches and social organizations built to meet their needs.

In the years following World War I, the area emerged as the cultural and commercial center of Dayton’s African American community. Black-owned businesses such as the Palace Theatre, various shops, restaurants and doctors’ offices, built a strong neighborhood, which remains an important part of Dayton’s heritage to this day.

Although most of the area was lost in the 1950s and 1960s, the remaining structures in Wright-Dunbar are experiencing an unprecedented period of revitalization. Innovative housing strategies have been combined with the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park and a network of cultural landmarks to create a successful urban neighborhood.

County Corp acquired this home through a partnership with the City of Dayton

Builder Information

County Corp is a non-profit housing developer that takes blighted properties and brings them up-to-date and within code requirements. After extensive rehab work, these homes are offered for sale to qualified homebuyers with special financing incentives. By partnering with other local professional builders and subcontractors, County Corp homes are brought back to life and become the envy of the neighborhood! In addition to homeownership, County Corp provides Montgomery County residents with home repair grants, mortgage and foreclosure counseling, homebuyer education, credit counseling, affordable rental properties, job readiness and education credits for at-risk young adults and small business loans for local businesses.

Subcontractors & Services

Air Conditioning & Heating
Deer Heating & Cooling

Alarm & Security Services
Protector Home Security

General Electric

Architectural Services
RDA Group Architects

Constructive Arts

Electrical Contractor
Victory Electric

Finish Carpentry
Constructive Arts

Finish Carpentry
Fourth Dimension Construction

Paint Contractors
Fannin’s Painting & Maintenance

Hoban Plumbing

Plumbing Fixtures
Hoban Plumbing

Maxim Roofing Company, Inc.

Home Details

Subdivision Wright-Dunbar/Wolf Creek
Address 208 N. Paul Laurence Dunbar Street
Cost with lot $85,000
sq. ft. 2,304
Bedrooms 4
Baths 2.5
Garages 2
For Sale Yes