Historic Dayton building declared a nuisance

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — One of the five buildings that make up Dayton's historic downtown arcade is crumbling so badly that the sidewalk in front has been closed off so no one gets hurt from falling glass.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/10qD5x3 ) reports that the 1908-era Commercial Building has been declared a public nuisance. The sidewalk was closed because glazing that holds windows in place in the 10-story tower continues to fail, causing quarter-inch thick shards of glass to fall.

The city of Dayton estimates it will cost $120,000 to secure the windows. The city plans to hire a contractor to do the work, but not until the temperature is consistently above 40 degrees.

The owner says the future of the complex is in doubt because of lack of tenants.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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