The Oregon Heritage Commission has just announced that the Dayton Community Development Association has been selected to receive an Oregon Heritage Grant for its project to install an Oregon Historical Marker in Courthouse Square Park in downtown Dayton. The grant support, awarded for projects which conserve, develop or interpret Oregon´s heritage, will further develop the DCDA’s mission to help revitalize and enhance downtown Dayton.
We need your help with Dayton’s public art project!
Above: Design concept from State Historic Preservation Office
The Dayton Community Development Association has been working on a public art project for downtown Dayton. We have an opportunity to create mural art on the wall that now hides a half-demolished building and storefront. Someday, this property will be developed, but no plans exist at this time. The art work will improve the street scene and encourage more visitors to our downtown area.
We need your help to accomplish this public art project in downtown Dayton. We need $1,099 to complete this job.
There will be 5 art pieces that showcase Dayton agriculture and history. You can see some of the art pieces, depicting our heritage and surrounding agriculture on our Crowdrise fundraising webpage including a piece with “Pirate Pride”!
With $1,099 we will be able to stabilize the wall, install the art pieces, and include a wonderful “Welcome to Dayton” sign at the top. Please help! No amount is too small. Large donations are more than welcome, too! Donations of $200 or more will allow us to note the donor’s name on a special Sponsors Plaque thanking those responsible for helping us complete this project. This plaque will be displayed next to the art work.
The DCDA has funded $500 towards materials, we’ve had over 100 volunteer hours, the Yamhill County Cultural Coalition awarded us a grant of $1300 for the project, and we’ve had $600 in donations. And we only need $1,099 more.
Donations can be made securely through our Crowdrise page or mailed to: Dayton Community Development Association / Mural Project, PO Box 237, Dayton, Oregon 97114.
The DCDA is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for your support!
If you would like to become involved with this or other community projects of the Dayton Community Development Association, we invite you to join us and/or attend one of our committee meetings! We’d love to have you.
Thank You to Our Art on the Wall Donors and Supporters! (Our fund raising is still ongoing!)
- Yamhill County Cultural Coalition $1300
- Western Ag Improvement $500.-
- Jason Aust, Blockhouse Cafe, In-kind support
- Scott Spink, In-kind support
- Carlton Hart Architecture in honor of Cathy Stoller $100
- Judy Gerrard
- Czarnecki Family
- The Hills
- Collins/Anderson Family
- Sheri Stuart
306 Ferry Street, RMLS 11113352. 2400 sq ft.
With possible facade improvements… a wine country restaurant? Microbrewery & pub? Historic bar inside. Great potential!
(Facade improvement design suggestions courtesy of the State Historic Preservation Office.)
Thanks to the work of the DCDA, in 2010, Dayton’s downtown was selected for a free design ‘makeover’, courtesy of the State Historic Preservation Office. Design professionals from that Office created (at no cost to our community) inspiring recommendations for restoring and beautifying the facades of some of Dayton’s historic storefronts.
The design team met with downtown Dayton property owners in May 2010, then returned in July 2010 and presented their recommendations to more than 30 property owners, business people, city officials and other interested members of the community. The presentation detailed design modifications and upgrades proposed for the facades of nine buildings surrounding Courthouse Square. It also sketched out historically compatible design treatments for buildings that could be put up on two vacant properties. Suggestions included door and window treatments, canopies, new paint schemes, new signage, transom restorations, new entries and higher rooflines.
A number of property owners have begun implementing some of the recommendations. The city of Dayton offered support for storefront facade improvements for historic property owners through matching grants via the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, funded by the National Park Service through the National Historic Preservation Act. The DCDA also offered a matching grant for non-historic property owners.
Examples of recommendations (see presentation for all recommendations):
Some changes implemented so far: