Monica Snow

Monica Snow

President at Preservation Dayton

Monica Snow is President of Preservation Dayton, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 1983 to promote historic preservation in our city. She's been an advocate for community-building in Dayton since moving to the Oregon Historic District in 1978.  In addition to her volunteer work, she has worked in strategic marketing roles in the technology, legal, and consumer sectors. She holds an MA and MLS from the University of Michigan, an MBA from Wright State University, and undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska.  The demise of her one-room country schoolhouse in Nebraska, an undergraduate summer hitchhiking through Europe, and a year living in Mississippi have contributed to her life-long passion for historic preservation.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Square - 2nd Floor

Historic District Review: Historic Residential Neighborhoods & Major Metropolitan Districts

Thanks to the foresight of city leaders and early preservationists who saved Dayton’s oldest residential neighborhood, The Oregon Historic District, the City of Dayton adopted zoning in the early 1980s to protect the cultural and architectural heritage of Dayton’s unique historic districts and landmarks. As a result, Dayton has saved and transformed its inner-ring historic neighborhoods into vibrant and thriving communities—all within walking distance of the central business district, arts and entertainment centers, and outdoor recreation amenities. From 1996-2012, residential property values increased 71% compared to 22% in non-historic districts, leading to “the irrefutable conclusion that the city has benefited quite substantially from the creation of the historic districts,” according to the independent analysis completed by The University of Dayton Business Research Group Promoting the benefits of these regulations requires continual education and advocacy. In this session, we will discuss how to achieve this common goal.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Rontunda Concourse - 1st Floor

Tour: Historic Oregon District Walking Tour

Tour the historic Oregon District, one of Dayton's oldest historic districts. The ongoing revitalization of the neighborhood will be discussed, as well as important contributing architectural styles and buildings. *Free - Ticket Required*