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HER Realtors stated that Shannon Jackson, the Realtor leading the new office, has long been interested in the revitalization efforts taking place in the historic Wright-Dunbar region and comes from a family of historians. The renovation of the building, dating back to the 1890s, was intended to preserve its original charm.
“When clients walk in, we want them to feel as though they have traveled back in time, complete with antique furnishings and collections,” stated Jackson. “We want to create a memorable experience and an agency that is truly community centered.”
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The meeting rooms are named in recognition of local historical figures - The Wright Brothers, Paul Lawrence Dunbar and Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The real estate agency stated it invited Dr. Floyd Thomas, a national curator and historian from the Dayton area, to authenticate their efforts.
Jackson and her husband Kurt will be two of several HER agents working from this new office and will also be recruiting new agents.
“Shannon has been a member of the HER family of Realtors since 2011 and has played an integral role in expanding our presence in the Springfield and Dayton areas,” stated Anita Ricketts, HER Realtors Regional Vice President. “We are excited to support her vision and partner with her to provide outstanding home buying and selling services to the Miami Valley region.”
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The grand opening day also includes a series of events in partnership with the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and Greene County Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport, which includes:
12:30 p.m.: Arrival and Welcome Reception of CAF Red Tail Squadron's restored P-51C model Mustang fighter (commonly flown by Tuskegee Airmen in WWII), Greene County Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport, 140 N. Valley Road, Xenia
4:30 p.m.: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, HER Realtors, 1024 W. Third St., Dayton
6:00 p.m.: Historical Perspective "Through the Eyes of a Tuskegee Airman" by Historian C.B. Rice, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park Auditorium, 16 S. Williams St., Dayton
7:30 p.m.: Gallery Walk Reception, HER Realtors, 1024 W. Third St., Dayton