“Hidden History of Dayton Ohio,” is a new book written by Tony Kroeger. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Kroeger, a division manager for planning and land use with the city of Dayton who started with the city’s planning department 15 years ago, uses his skills to put into context the “massive development efforts” of the 1960s and 1970s that led to the cityscape we see today.
A chapter called “The Midcentury” details the thinking behind the urban renewal projects that took shape and the visions that never came to fruition.
If you have ever wondered how many miles of brick streets there are in the city, or which Dayton founder sold secrets to Spain, Kroeger’s book has the answers.
“Hidden History of Ohio” ($21.99) is available from the Arcadia Publishing website and Amazon.
“It was written out of love of the city,” Kroeger said. “It was done to add to the written history of the city in a way that might give people a different perspective beyond the big events and names.”