Kettering Tower

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Kettering Tower
Kettering tower.JPG
General information
Type office
Location Dayton, Ohio USA
Coordinates 39°45′39″N 84°11′29″W / 39.760964°N 84.191408°W / 39.760964; -84.191408Coordinates: 39°45′39″N 84°11′29″W / 39.760964°N 84.191408°W / 39.760964; -84.191408
Completed 1970
Roof 124 metres (407 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 30
Design and construction
Architect Lorenz+Williams, Inc.

The Kettering Tower is a skyscraper in Dayton, Ohio. The Kettering Tower was built in 1970 and is the tallest building in the city. Lorenz Williams Inc. is the firm that built the building. Kettering Tower has 30 floors and is 124 meters or 405 feet tall.[2] The Kettering Tower has its own zip code: 45423.


The building opened for business in 1972.[3] In 2005 a New York investment firm, Kettering Tower Partners LLC, bought the Kettering Tower for $21.9 million, or $45.63 per square foot.[4] Before being named Kettering Tower, it was known as the Winters Bank Tower. The Kettering Tower is managed by a court-appointed receiver and is slated to be sold at Montgomery County Sheriff's Auction. The sheriff's appraisal came in at $16.2 million, and bidding will begin at 2/3 of the appraisal value.

Restaurants and amenities[edit]

Located in the tower is the restaurant Michael’s of Dayton, which features live jazz and various entertainment such as salsa music and reggae music.[5] Also in the tower is the Dayton Racquet Club, which offers a fitness center and business-conducive dining and banquet facilities. A large Chase Bank branch is on the second floor of the tower. On the ground floor are a dry cleaners, an optometrist and a massage therapist.[6]

Current tenants[edit]

The tenant roster includes the offices of many prominent law firms, including Taft Stettinius & Hollister, Pickrel Schaeffer & Ebeling, Sebaly Shillito & Dyer, Rogers & Greenberg, and Ronald Kozar.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kettering Tower at Emporis
  2. ^ "Kettering Tower Information". Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  3. ^ "History of Kettering Tower". Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  4. ^ Stephens, Caleb (2005-05-05). "Dayton Business Journal Article". Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Restaurant Article". 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  6. ^ "Kettering Tower Amenities". Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  7. ^ New life possible for downtown landmark

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