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Dentists of Dayton: 1904

Dentists of Dayton: 1904

1904. "Main Street -- Dayton, Ohio." Home of the Tooth Tower. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Pvt. Fair.

The statue at the North end of Main Street was removed years ago. About 10 years ago it was restored to it's original location. Pvt. Fair also has a statue at the front entrance of the VA Hospital in Dayton.

Callahan Building

The Romanesque pile serving as home to the Winters National Bank. Built in 1886, remodelled in 1920 (the top two floors and tower were removed, then seven floors and a new tower were added), razed in 1978. The writer Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 - 1906) worked in the Callahan Building as an elevator operator. The photo below is circa. 1917.


Below is the same view from August of 2008.

Apres Deluge

Unless they moved the monument, I'm hard-pressed to see any buildings that have survived. But, much of Dayton was destroyed in the 1913 flood, so I'm not too surprised.

[You were a little off course. The Conover Building still stands. - Dave]

You are correct, Dave. My street view was a little too far north on Main Street. As a former resident of that neck of the woods, I'm a little embarrassed with myself right now!

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