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Liberty and Union: 1904

Liberty and Union: 1904
LIBERTY AND UNION
NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE

1904. "Steele High School and Soldiers' Monument, Dayton, O." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

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The high school was razed in 1955 for a parking garage. Here's a video of the site's transformation.

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