|Built in stages, in the "Art Moderne" style,
Talbott Tower is touted as an "Architectural Gem"
in the Dayton Art Institute's Architectural Walking Tour .
The long and sleek horizontal nature of the first section of Talbott
Tower (built in 1938) is classic "Art Moderne" architecture with glass
blocks, still accentuating the first three floors. Some still refer to
the original portion of the building as "Billy Lewis' Dress Shop",
since this retail store was located on the rounded corner of the
building (on 1st and Ludlow) for many years.
In 1948, three additional floors and a parking garage were added
adjacent to the original structure. This more than doubled the size
of the building footprint.
The "Tower" portion was built in 1958, making this 14-story building
the 12th tallest building in Dayton. Mead World Headquarters called
Talbott Tower their home for nearly two decades.
|Copyright 2011 | Talbott Tower Associates, Ltd. | All rights reserved
|Original section built in 1938. Photo circa 1940.
|Tower built in 1958. Photo taken circa 1996.
|Serving the downtown business community since 1938
|Addition to building with parking garage completed in 1948.
Photo taken 1957.
|Conveniently located at
the corner of W. 1st &
N. Ludlow Streets
118 W First Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
|For office and retail space information, please call (937) 223-8189
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