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The Kettering Tower is a high-rise office building located in Dayton, Ohio. The Kettering Tower was built in 1970 and is currently the tallest building in the city. Lorenz Williams Inc. was the firm responsible for construction of the building. Kettering Tower has 30 floors and is 124 meters or 405 feet tall.[4] The Kettering Tower has its own zip code: 45423.

Kettering Tower
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General information
LocationDayton, Ohio USA
Coordinates39°45′39″N 84°11′29″W / 39.760964°N 84.191408°W / 39.760964; -84.191408Coordinates: 39°45′39″N 84°11′29″W / 39.760964°N 84.191408°W / 39.760964; -84.191408
GroundbreakingApril 9, 1969
Roof124 metres (407 ft)
Technical details
Floor count30
Floor area45,162 m2 (486,120 sq ft)[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectLorenz+Williams, Inc.


The building opened for business in 1972.[5] The property was originally named Winters Bank Tower and served as the headquarters for Winters Bank. After Bank One, which was headquartered in Columbus, acquired Winters Bank, the building owner, Virginia Kettering, the daughter-in-law of inventor Charles F. Kettering, changed the name to Kettering Tower.[3]

In 2005, a New York investment firm, Kettering Tower Partners LLC, bought the Kettering Tower for $21.9 million, or $45.63 per square foot.[6] The Kettering Tower owner defaulted on the mortgage and the property was sold to Bank of America for $10.8 million at a Montgomery County Sheriff's Auction in 2011.[7] In 2012, Albert Macanian of Dunkirk Realty, paid only $6.4 million for the property.[8] In 2019 it was sold for 13 million to Stratacache which makes digital signs and monitors for restaurant and retail as well other virtual and augmented reality software for retail, who intend on making it their new Headquarters.[9]

Restaurants and amenitiesEdit

Kettering Tower in 2015

Located in the tower is the Dayton Club, formerly the Dayton Racquet Club, which offers a fitness center and business-conducive dining and banquet facilities. A large Chase Bank branch is on the second floor of the tower. On the ground floor is an optometrist and the restaurant Carmen's Deli.[10]

Current tenantsEdit

The tenant roster includes the offices of many prominent companies, including:

  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister
  • Pickrel Schaeffer & Ebeling
  • Sebaly Shillito & Dyer
  • Rogers & Greenberg
  • EAGLE Certification Group

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Kettering Tower". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 2017-07-15.
  2. ^ Kettering Tower at Emporis
  3. ^ a b Powell, Lisa (2015-06-10). "Towering Over Dayton". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  4. ^ "Kettering Tower Information". Retrieved 2009-01-18.
  5. ^ "History of Kettering Tower". Archived from the original on 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-03-04. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ Stephens, Caleb (2005-05-05). "Dayton Business Journal Article". Retrieved 2009-03-04.
  7. ^ Gnau, Thomas (2012-02-05). "Kettering Tower sale to close in 2 weeks". WHIO. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  8. ^ Barrow, Olivia (2014-09-12). "Kettering Tower Owner Wants to Sell". Dayton Business Journal. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  9. ^ "Records outline $13M sale of Kettering Tower and land". Dayton Daily News. 2019-02-07. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  10. ^ "Kettering Tower Amenities". Archived from the original on 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-05-01. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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