Circle Bar

The Circle Bar was at 429 West Third Street in Dayton in the early 1950s, owned by Nathan and Julius Chudde. It was on the north side of West Third Street; the Spur and the Friendly Inn were on the south side. An ever-changing combination of young bluegrass musicians alternated among these places, including Red Allen, Carlos and Lonnie Brock, Red Spurlock, Johnnie McKee, Noah Crase, and Bob and Sonny Osborne. When urban renewal came to Dayton in the 1960s, all these bars were demolished, along with almost everything else between Wilkinson Street and the Miami River, replaced with various government buildings and Sinclair Community College.

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