1896 chalk board slate entrance

Parlor stairs

Decorative fireplace

Descending stairs

1945 Is filled with salvaged treasures from historic homes in Dayton† that long ago lost the battle against the wrecking ball.†


Trim detail

Fireplace detail

Original fir floors

Beautiful new maple cabinets & appliances

Spacious kitchen

Cabinet detail

Original hickory floor

The modern kitchen combines aesthetics and convenience.† New appliances include Maytag self cleaning oven, spacious refrigerator, garbage disposal and dishwasher.† The floor is original hickory.† It had been painted red, and was almost covered with new oak before a test sanding revealed the hickory.† The kitchen opens to a mud room coming off a side porch in a privacy fenced back yard.† The mud room contains a washer and dryer hook-up and access to the basement.† At the far end of the kitchen, you have a cozy bath with ceramic tiled floor and vintage claw-foot tub.† This bathroom features a porthole window above the tub.

Full first floor bath

Vintage claw-foot tub!

All ceramic tile upstairs bath

Both the first floor and second floor bath are full baths, claw-foot tub on the first, tub shower combination upstairs.† The upstairs bath is oversized for comfort.† Real ceramic tile surrounds ensure easy cleaning.

1945 Dining room

China closet

Childrenís names were scribed in these panels years ago when this served as part of a Huffman School coat closet

The dining room is bounded by a wood wainscot fashioned from coat closet panels taken from a 1922 building on the Huffman School site right before it was demolished.† If you look close, you can still see the names of children from generations ago.† Right above the wainscot is a plate rail.† This rail was originally chalk ledge in the same classrooms as the coat closet panels.† A china closet has been added using vintage 1880ís casement window sash.† The floor is original fir and has been refinished with care.

Optional insulated heated 2 car garage

We offer several options for car space.† Street parking is free, but for the serious hobbyist, the property has a 24 X 24 two car sized garage.† Itís well insulated and has 99% efficient gas heat and heavy duty air conditioning.† The walls are finished in drywall, and a large work bench extends along one of the 24 foot walls.† It is very well lit, and is loaded with duplex outlets it is even wired with 220 volt outlets.


For more standard garage space, we offer near-by unheated garage space for $40 per car.


See the rent schedule at the top of this page for details...

For Rent

The Huffman School was recently renovated into senior apartments.† To meet code, historic elements needed to be removed.† They were saved and used here.† The first step you take into 1945 will be on a piece of chalk board slate installed in Huffman School in 1896, saved from the landfill in 1999.† The beautifully sculpted trim put into use in 1874 found a new home here.† The staircase came from a different Dayton home, the fireplace, well, who knows where!


Tour our parade of pictures, see some striking details, some original, some imported ó all vintage!

Rent schedule:


House, fenced in back yard

†††††††††††† $845 per month


House, Fenced in back yard, unheated garage

†††††††††††† $785 per month

†††††††††††† +$50 per car



Pet policy applies

Text Box: Dining Room
Text Box: Parlor
Text Box: Kitchen
Text Box: 2 Full baths!

Parking options; insulated heated garage, others

Completely restored.† Historic details, cozy modern conveniences.

3 bedroom single family home

 Single Family House

 Three bedroom 2 full bath

 90+% efficient gas heat, central air

 Fully insulated

 Hardwood floors, historic trim

 Modern kitchen incl. dishwasher

 Utility room, washer dryer hook-up

 Privacy fenced-in back yard

 Front and side porch

 Heated garage optional

Built in the 1880ís, this home has been renovated with some beautiful vintage woodwork salvaged from all over the Dayton area.† Take the picture tour below to see some of these features, and learn the history behind them.

Front parlor, 1945 East Fourth Street.

Historic Huffman Rentals

Dayton Historic Home rentals and sales

Phone: 937-287-1644

E-mail: daytonrental@rentalshistoricdayton.com

55 Linden Avenue

Dayton, OH 45403

Historic Huffman Homes, LLC

1945 East Fourth Street