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Marathon Hills Agreement (SC-383)

Identifier: SC-383

Content Description

The Marathon Hills Agreement consists of a 5-page legal document outlining the business partnership of 10 individuals in developing a plat that would later be known as the Marathon Hills development, in Section 20 of Harrison Township, near Marathon Avenue just east of Salem Avenue. Although the term "Marathon Hills" does not appear in the document itself, it is written on the envelope in which the document was received, and it can be found in newspaper articles of the era describing the same property development.


  • Creation: 1919 Aug. 11


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Biographical / Historical

Marathon Hills was a housing development in Harrison Township, Section 20, now part of Dayton, near Marathon Avenue, just east of Salem Avenue. It is described in newspaper articles from the time period (early 1920s) as being considered Upper Dayton View, with winding roads that connected Dayton View and Riverdale.

The partners of the Marathon Hills Agreement were Dr. Carl H. Breidenbach (primary trustee), John D. Fouts, P. J. Sheridan Jr., Paul B. Hunt, William K. Marshall, Dr. Warren C. Breidenbach, Arthur Kirschner, Florence Kirschner, Martin Davis, and Leon Meuche. This copy of the agreement belonged to Warren Breidenbach, who was Carl's nephew.


0.05 linear feet (5 sheets)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This item was donated to Wright State University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives by Lisa Reeder, granddaughter of Warren C. Breidenbach, in April 2022.

Separated Materials

The Jefferson-Main Arcade Market Company Stock Certificate, also owned by Warren C. Breidenbach and received at the same time, was separated into its own collection; refer to SC-384.

Guide to the Marathon Hills Agreement (SC-383)
Lisa Rickey
2022 May 18
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA