Old Patterson Elm and National Cash Register Co. photograph   Save
Old Patterson Elm and National Cash Register Co. photograph
Description: Caption reads:"The National Cash Register Co. Dayton, Ohio. Montgomery County. The view shown is the so-called 'vista,' between the older buildings. The one on the reader's right is said to be 'the first daylight factory built in America.' The view shows the old Patterson Elm, since removed. The plaque on the elm reads, "This tree estimated to be more than 100 years old. Stands near the northern boundary of the old Patterson farm. Noon day meals for the field laborers were often spread under it. Tradition among the Indians claimed it as a meeting place for the discussion of treaties.' Further tradition has it that Chief Little Turtle met Colonel Robert Patterson under this tree and assured him of friendship and cooperation through the War of 1812." John Patterson, head of the National Cash Register Company, aimed for a pleasant environment for his employees. Besides social reforms of pay raises, safer working conditions, adult education, and on-site health care, NCR factories, designed by Frank Andrews, had many windows to let in the natural light. NCR also had the nation's first campus style industrial park, with landscaping by the Olmsted Brothers. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B01F10_028
Subjects: Business and Labor; Architecture--Ohio--Pictorial works.; National Cash Register Company; Factories
Places: Dayton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)