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Photo, Print, Drawing Hills and Dales Park, Intersection of Patterson Boulevard and Adirondack Trail Road through to Patterson Boulevard and Oak Knoll Drive, bounded by Hilton Drive and Deep Hollow Drive, Kettering, Montgomery County, OH

[ Data Pages from Survey HALS OH-16  ]

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Title

  • Hills and Dales Park, Intersection of Patterson Boulevard and Adirondack Trail Road through to Patterson Boulevard and Oak Knoll Drive, bounded by Hilton Drive and Deep Hollow Drive, Kettering, Montgomery County, OH

Names

  • Historic American Landscapes Survey, creator
  • Olmsted, John Charles
  • Patterson, John Henry
  • National Cash Register Company
  • Community Golf Club
  • Hills & Dales MetroPark
  • Freudenberger, John
  • Moretti, Giuseppe
  • U.S. National Youth Administration (NYA)
  • Miss, Mary
  • Hills and Dales Park
  • Olmstead Brothers
  • Tullis, "King"
  • Woodhull, Jean
  • Dayton Garden Club
  • Five Rivers MetroParks
  • JL Kuck
  • Chambers, Chuck
  • Whitworth, Bernadette, historian
  • Stevens, Laura, historian
  • Schmidt, David, historian
  • Sauer, Eric R., historian
  • Stevens, Christopher M., transmitter
  • McPartland, Mary, transmitter

Created / Published

  • Documentation compiled after 2000

Headings

  • -  parks
  • -  golf courses
  • -  golf
  • -  recreation
  • -  play (recreation)
  • -  sports & recreation facilities
  • -  landscape architects
  • -  trails & paths
  • -  camps
  • -  pavilions
  • -  monuments & memorials
  • -  equestrian statues
  • -  memorial landscapes
  • -  memorial trees
  • -  canopy trees
  • -  meadows
  • -  lawns
  • -  gates
  • -  shelters
  • -  octagonal towers
  • -  ponds
  • -  Works Progress Administration
  • -  public works
  • -  Ohio--Montgomery County--Kettering

Latitude / Longitude

  • 39.716089,-84.190678

Notes

  • -  2022 HALS Challenge Entry: Olmsted Landscapes. Recipient of National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP) Certificate for Work of the Olmsted Firm in Ohio.
  • -  Significance: Hills and Dales Park was a roughly 500-acre project developed by John Charles Olmsted and industrialist and civic leader John H. Patterson. Patterson's concept to provide for his National Cash Register (N.C.R.) employees and community betterment by building a subdivision and public country club park for outdoor recreation and enjoyment was ahead of its time and aligned with views the Olmsted Firm held regarding the importance of nature and access to the outdoors for everyone. The land was both forest and open farmland with rolling hills, beautiful vistas, and lots of potential. The resulting park featured a multitude of options for visitors to take advantage of the benefits of fresh country air to socialize. Bridle and hiking trails, Adirondack style camps, a clubhouse, dance pavilion, community garden, sport fields and golf were highlights of the park. Patterson contracted with the Olmsted Firm for over twenty years beginning in 1894 and worked with them on a variety of projects related to N.C.R., the park and subdivision. The Olmsted landscape at Hills and Dales Park showcased the firm's quality work to countless visitors over the years and was almost certainly a factor in the selection of the Olmsted firm for additional projects in the Dayton area and beyond during the upcoming decades. Though Hills and Dales Park has changed over time and most of the Olmsted era features are gone, the purpose and spirit of the park remains consistent with the original Olmsted and Patterson visions. The roads still wind through a picturesque landscape with towering trees and beautiful vistas and residents regularly visit the area to golf, socialize, hike, picnic and enjoy nature.
  • -  Survey number: HALS OH-16
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1894-1918 Initial Construction
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1999 Subsequent Work

Medium

  • Data Page(s): 22

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HALS OH-16

Source Collection

  • Historic American Landscapes Survey (Library of Congress)

Repository

Control Number

  • oh2070

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Online Format

  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, Creator, John Charles Olmsted, John Henry Patterson, National Cash Register Company, Community Golf Club, Hills & Dales Metropark, John Freudenberger, et al. Hills and Dales Park, Intersection of Patterson Boulevard and Adirondack Trail Road through to Patterson Boulevard and Oak Knoll Drive, bounded by Hilton Drive and Deep Hollow Drive, Kettering, Montgomery County, OH. Ohio Montgomery County Kettering, 2000. translateds by Stevens, Christopher M.Mitter, and Mcpartland, Marymitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/oh2070/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, C., Olmsted, J. C., Patterson, J. H., National Cash Register Company, Community Golf Club, Hills & Dales Metropark [...] Sauer, E. R. (2000) Hills and Dales Park, Intersection of Patterson Boulevard and Adirondack Trail Road through to Patterson Boulevard and Oak Knoll Drive, bounded by Hilton Drive and Deep Hollow Drive, Kettering, Montgomery County, OH. Ohio Montgomery County Kettering, 2000. Stevens, C. M. M. & McPartland, M., transs Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/oh2070/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, Creator, et al. Hills and Dales Park, Intersection of Patterson Boulevard and Adirondack Trail Road through to Patterson Boulevard and Oak Knoll Drive, bounded by Hilton Drive and Deep Hollow Drive, Kettering, Montgomery County, OH. trans by Stevens, Christopher M.Mitter, and Mcpartland, Marymitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/oh2070/>.