Henry and Sue Spillman


The spacious and elegant Spillman residence, with its large and beautiful grounds, on Fourth avenue, between Terrace and McKinney, is among the more attractive places in Dayton.  It's owner, a successful man of business in Cincinnati, has spared no pains or expense in constructing and fitting up his residence, and ought to enjoy it, and he does.  The picture herewith speaks for the house and the grounds.  This house well illustrates the possibilities of any of the many advantageous building sites in the city.  And it has neighbors which show the same thing in different styles.  Fourth avenue, in the main, runs along a low crest, which affords many unusual beautiful locations.  In nearly every part of the stretch west of Berry avenue there is a fine view of the Ohio and the hills opposite, with visits from the cooling river breezes.


The GAR (a short history of the organization is at this site) held it's annual encampment in Dayton in September,1898.  All of the Dayton images and texts dated 1898 are from the souvenir booklet prepared for the occasion.