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Turrets and towers: some of these Dayton landmarks are gone, but they live on in photos

Many of Dayton’s historic landmark buildings only exist in photographs. 

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1. Steele High School opened in 1891 along the Great Miami River and was reminiscent of a castle with turrets at each corner. 

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2. Dayton’s first “skyscraper” was the Callahan Building.

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3. Trains headed to Dayton’s Union Station knew they had arrived when they saw the seven-story clock tower.

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