List of tallest buildings in Dayton

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Skyline of Dayton

The history of high-rises in the United States city of Dayton, Ohio began in 1896 with the construction of the Reibold Building. Although the Reibold Building was Dayton's first high-rise, the Centre City Building is often regarded as the first "skyscraper" in the city and was completed in 1924.[1] The original portion of the building opened in 1904, when the tower portion was completed two decades later, it was one of the tallest reinforced concrete buildings in the world, and the tallest in the United States.[2] Dayton went through an early building boom in the late 1920s, during which several high-rise buildings, including the Key Bank Building, were constructed. The city experienced a second, much larger building boom that lasted from the early 1970s to late 1980s. During this time, Dayton saw the construction of six skyscrapers, including the Kettering Tower and KeyBank Tower.

The two tallest buildings of the Dayton skyline are the Kettering Tower at 408 ft (124 m) and the KeyBank Tower at 385 ft (117 m). Kettering Tower was originally Winters Tower, the headquarters of Winters Bank, and the building was renamed when Winters merged with BankOne. KeyBank Tower was formerly known as the MeadWestvaco Tower before KeyBank gained naming rights to the building in 2008.[3] Dayton is the site of five skyscrapers that rise at least 328 ft (100 m) in height.[4] The most recently completed high-rise in the city is the Miami Valley Hospital Southeast Tower, which was constructed in 2010 and rises 246 feet (75 m).[5]

Panorama of Dayton

Tallest completed buildings[edit]

Kettering Tower Dayton's tallest office building
KeyBank Tower in downtown Dayton
110 N. Main Street Building in downtown Dayton
The Landing Apartments
Liberty Tower in downtown Dayton

This list ranks Dayton buildings that stand at least 150 feet (46 m) tall to limit exhaustiveness and based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Rank Building Name Street address Height
feet (meters)
Floors Completed Notes Ref(s)
1 Kettering Tower 40 N. Main Street 405 (124) 30 1970 Known as Winters Tower until the merger of Winters Bank with BankOne. Currently stands as Dayton's tallest building. [6]
2 KeyBank Tower 10 W. Second Street 385 (117) 28 1976 Used to be the headquarters of the paper products company MeadWestvaco before a 2001 relocation to Stamford, Connecticut. Renamed KeyBank Tower in 2009. [7]
3 Fifth Third Center 1 S. Main Street 336 (102) 20 1989 The building was once known as One Dayton Centre until Fifth Third Bank moved into it in 2009. [8][9]
4 40 West 4th Centre 40 W. Fourth Street 331 (101) 22 1969 This was the tallest building in Dayton for about a year; the Kettering Tower took over this designation in 1970. [10]
5 110 N. Main Street 110 North Main Street 328 (100) 20 1989 Formerly known as Fifth Third Center until the company moved to the One Dayton Centre in 2009. In 2011, Premier Health Partners acquired the building for $6.19 million. [11][12]
6 Liberty Tower 120 W. Second Street 295 (90) 23 1931 Liberty Tower, originally known as Mutual Home Savings Association Building, was the tallest building in Dayton from 1931 to 1969. At one point, it was known as the Hulman Building, during the time it was the property of the owners of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway — the Hulman Family of Terre Haute, Indiana. [13]
7 130 West Second Street 130 W. Second Street 290 (88) 21 1972 [14]
8 Centre City Building 40 S. Main Street 274 (84) 21 1904 The original structure of this building was completed in 1904. It was then known as the United Brethren Building. Construction of a tower portion began years later and upon completion in 1924 it became the tallest reinforced concrete building in the United States and one the tallest in the world. [15]
9 Landing Apartments 316 N. Wilkinson Street 251 (77) 13 1929 This building became the new central branch of the Dayton YMCA in 1929. It replaced a building located several blocks south that was converted into Dayton City Hall. The Dayton YMCA sold it in 1988, and in the same year the facility was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is a 13-story tower that runs east-to-west, and has two 12-story wings projecting to the south over a 2-story base. It became a Spanish Revival building in downtown Dayton when completed. [16]
10 Miami Valley Hospital Southeast Tower 45 Wyoming Street 246 (75) 12 2010 [17]
11 Schuster Performing Arts Center 109 N. Main Street 224 (68) 17 2003 The building consists of the 2,300-seat Mead Theatre and the 150-seat Mathilde Black Box Theatre, which are connected to a 17-floor office and condominium tower. The first eight floors of the tower contain office and restaurant space, and the next eight contain 32 condominia. [18]
12 Talbott Tower 131 N. Ludlow Street 203 (62) 14 1958 The building was the headquarters of the former Mead Corporation until it relocated in 1976. [19]
13 Montgomery County Administration Building 451 W. Third Street 196 (60) 12 1972 [20]
14 Biltmore Towers 210 N. Main Street 182 (55) 16 1929 The former Biltmore Hotel was redeveloped into elderly housing in 1981. [21]
15= Wright Stop Plaza 4 S. Main Street 175 (53) 14 1901 The bottom floor of this building is the main headquarters and hub for the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority. [22]
15= AT&T Building 215 W. Second Street 175 (53) 11 1930 The large communications antennae atop the former Ohio Bell Building is not included in the height. [23]
16 Wilkinson Plaza Apartments 126 W. Fifth Street 168 (51) 14 1974 [24]
17 Courthouse Plaza South West 10 N. Ludlow Street 167 (51) 12 1978 [25]
18 CareSource Building 203 N. Main Street 162 (49) 9 2008 Steele High School, Dayton's first high school building, stood here until the late 1940s. The building is currently the headquarters of CareSource Management Group. [26]
19 Paru Tower 32 N. Main Street 161 (49) 14 1924 formerly known as the KeyBank Building. [27]
20 Reibold Building 117 S. Main Street 155 (47) 11 1896 The Reibold Building was constructed in three phases. The center section was constructed in 1896, the South annex in 1904, and the North annex in 1914. The Reibold Building was Dayton's tallest for nearly a decade until the Centre City Building was completed. [28]

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Dayton.[29]

Building name Street address Height
feet (meters)
Floors Built
Reibold Building 117 S. Main Street 155 (47) 11 1896
Wright Stop Plaza 4 S. Main Street 175 (53) 14 1901
Centre City Building 40 S. Main Street 274 (84) 21 1904
Liberty Tower 120 W. Second Street 295 (90) 23 1931
40 West 4th Centre 40 W. Fourth Street 331 (101) 22 1969
Kettering Tower 40 N. Main Street 405 (124) 30 1971

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "KeyBank Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
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  9. ^ "Fifth Third Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  10. ^ "40 West 4th Centre". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  11. ^ "110 N. Main Street". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  12. ^ "Premier Health Partners acquisition". 2011-04-15. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 
  13. ^ "Liberty Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  14. ^ "130 West Second Street". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  15. ^ "Centre City Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  16. ^ "The Landing Apartments". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  17. ^ "MVH Southeast Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  18. ^ "B&M Schuster Performing Arts Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  19. ^ "Talbott Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  20. ^ "Montgomery County Administration Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  21. ^ "Biltmore Towers". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  22. ^ "Wright Stop Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  23. ^ "AT&T Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  24. ^ "Wilkinson Plaza Apartments". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  25. ^ "Courthouse Plaza Southwest". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  26. ^ "CareSource Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  27. ^ "Key Bank Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  28. ^ "Reibold Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  29. ^ "Dayton high-rises by height and date". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 

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