Old North Dayton has always been home to immigrant groups. In the early 1900’s the area had the Kossuth Colony, built to house immigrants from Hungary. There was a 12 foot fence all around their neighborhood. This was so unusual that it attracted visitors. People took the streetcar to “see for themselves the strange fenced-in settlement of North Dayton.”
Now there are three international markets in Old North Dayton serving different immigrant groups. Monday afternoon I visited all three. My first stop was U. S. International Foods, a small shop at 2106 Old Troy Pike.
The shop has Russian and Turkish items. The sales clerk spoke only Russian, but the packaging helped me understand most of the products, like these Kopobka cookies.
I’ll tell you about another international market tomorrow.