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
Groundbreaking April 9, 1969
Completed 1970
Cost $15,000,000
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.[3] The Kettering Tower has its own zip code: 45423.


The building opened for business in 1972.[4] The property was originally named Winters Bank Tower and served as the headquarters for Winters Bank. After Bank One, which was headquartered in Columbus, acquired Winters Bank, the building owner, Virginia Kettering, the daughter-in-law of inventor Charles F. Kettering, changed the name to Kettering Tower.[2]

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.[5] The Kettering Tower owner defaulted on the mortgage and the property was sold to Bank of America for $10.8 million at a Montgomery County Sheriff's Auction in 2011.[6] In 2012, Albert Macanian of Dunkirk Realty, paid only $6.4 million for the property.[7]

Restaurants and amenities[edit]

Kettering Tower in 2015

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.[8] 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, an optometrist and a massage therapist.[9]

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.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kettering Tower at Emporis
  2. ^ a b Powell, Lisa (2015-06-10). "Towering Over Dayton". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  3. ^ "Kettering Tower Information". Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  4. ^ "History of Kettering Tower". Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  5. ^ Stephens, Caleb (2005-05-05). "Dayton Business Journal Article". Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  6. ^ Gnau, Thomas (2012-02-05). "Kettering Tower sale to close in 2 weeks". WHIO. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  7. ^ Barrow, Olivia (2014-09-12). "Kettering Tower Owner Wants to Sell". Dayton Business Journal. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  8. ^ "Restaurant Article". 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  9. ^ "Kettering Tower Amenities". Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  10. ^ New life possible for downtown landmark

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