Downtown Dayton Arcade
The Dayton Arcade sits at the center of Downtown Dayton - at Third and Main. Its main entrance faces the historic Old Courthouse at Courthouse Square. Community residents who have lived in Dayton for less than 15 years ---- have no idea about: what it is; what it was; or most importantly, what it might be. Perhaps the photos here will provide some insight.
The Arcade was built in 1902 as a retail business center, with additional business office space and apartments. the Arcade complex is centered about a three-floor-high glass-ceiling rotunda and has a 100 foot long two-story glass-ceiling walkway (arcade) to the Third Street entrance. Photos here have been taken throughout the complex. The photos represent photos of the place - as it is (2005 - 2010). In 2009 the Arcade was purchased for restoration by Gunther Berg, a new Dayton Hero from Wisconsin.
My Fine Art things from the Arcade now appear on another page under Abandoned Dayton.