Dayton VA Medical Center named national landmark

VA Medical Center named historical site. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)
VA Medical Center named historical site. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Dayton VA Medical Center is now a national historic landmark.

A plaque in honor of the special designation was unveiled Thursday afternoon.

Officials there say the Dayton VA has a rich history that dates back to the Civil War.

“Right at the end of the Civil War, President Lincoln signed an act creating these soldiers homes and this was one of the three established immediately after the Civil War,” said Dean Alexander, Superintendent of Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park.

The new designation as a historic landmark will give the VA access to additional research and funding as they work to restore the campus. That extra help will come from the Department of Interior. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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