Oakwood, Ohio Home Inspection

Oakwood is quite an old city. The incorporation of Oakwood took place in 1908, but John Henry Patterson had already founded the city. He is known by most people as the “Father of Oakwood.” He was however also an industrialist; he established National Cash Register (NCR).

BPG Inspections inspected this lovely Oakwood home in 2015

Although the city is landlocked, since it lies between Dayton and Kettering, this fact helps Oakwood have an excellent public safety response. The small nature of this town has made it that many people there have certification in firefighting, policing and Emergency medical services. The security of the public in Oakwood is taken very seriously, and there are 24-hour responders. Oakwood is among the few cities that incorporate this level of commitment to the safety of the public.

Besides being an old city, the development of Oakwood began in the early 20th century. Before that, it was mainly farmland with many architectural houses that make it a remarkable town to date. In 1930, after the flood that swept away Dayton, Oakwood’s geographical position gave it an advantage and became a real estate development area.

Orville Wright was among the first residents of Oakwood, and he contributed to the wonder that is the rich architectural history of Oakwood that dates to before World War II. Tudor, Gothic revival and colonial revival are some of the most common designs in Oakwood houses.

The people of Oakwood value the beauty of their city and therefore renovations on any aging buildings is often immediately done. Many of the schools in this town possess the old designs which make them strong points of heritage and pride for the people.

Many remarkable people whose contributions have been integral to the growth of Oakwood and even gone on to impact the world are celebrated here. There are actors and scholars, inventors and the most notable of all being the Wright brothers. Their Orville home remains on Hawthorn Hill.

As the growth and evolution of the city continues, they still strive to preserve the aesthetic of their enviable culture that distinguishes Oakwood as a prewar town. The historic architecture is the pride of the city that they take exceptional care to preserve.