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W. Third Street entrance to the Dayton Arcade ©Nancy Roach
The Arcade is located in downtown Dayton and has entrances on W 3rd, Ludlow, and W 4th. For a birdseye photo of the Arcade visit YahooMaps .
Friends of the Dayton Arcade
137 N. Main St., Suite 200
Dayton, OH 45402
View the pledge form... or downloaded it as a pdf (see the attachment at the bottom of this page)
The arcade © Bill Woody
link to News Archives: Urban Nights, DDN articles, Rally at Couthouse Square, Aug 20, July 27, 2007
transfer of ownership of the Dayton Arcade to Gunther Berg and Wendell Strutz Read more from DDN
View into rotunda from second story room ©Nancy Roach
Our efforts to raise awareness and money to improve the future of the Dayton Arcade has been successful. Profits from the sale of Arcade merchandise and donations raised will be used to make much needed repairs to preserve the Arcade for future development.
Friends of Dayton's Arcade celebrate the closing with the new owners
(back row) Gunther Berg, Maribeth Graham, Wendell Strutz, Leon Bey
(front row) Jo Granzow and Peter Emmons
Behind the Scenes at the Dayton Arcade > Gunther Berg and Wendell Strutz pay off the $614,000 lien to the Montgomery County Treasurer's Office, Wednesday, May 6, 2009, making them the new owners of the Dayton Arcade known as Dayton Arcade LLC.
Glass dome inside Dayton Arcade ©Nancy Roach
2nd Annual Jewels of Dayton Celebration
The Woman’s Club of Dayton Foundation, Friends of the Dayton Arcade and the Engineers Club of Dayton Foundation co-hosted the second Jewels of the Gem City award this year. Each of these 501(c)3 organizations is committed to preserving Dayton’s unique and valuable history. The Woman’s Club of Dayton Foundation’s primary focus is the preservation of the historic house built in 1847 located at 225 N. Ludlow St. Just a few blocks away, the Engineers Club of Dayton Foundation is committed to preserving their restored building as they near the century mark of their 1914 founding. The Friends of the Dayton Arcade are working with the new owners to restore and preserve this landmark first opened in 1904 in the heart of Dayton.
Recipients of this year's award are the American Veterans Heritage Center, Inc. with special recognition of Margaret Kruckemeyer, Curt Dalton and Wright-Dunbar, Inc. Each award recipient has made a significant contribution to the historic preservation within the Dayton community. The awardees were honored at a gala celebration at the Engineers Club on Friday, June 3 at 6:00 pm.
Read About Plans for Development
in the Dayton Business Journal
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|jam1969||Give people a reason to make the arcade a must be place to go!||2||Jun 20 2012, 12:10 AM EDT by Chrizoic|
Thread started: Oct 20 2009, 6:30 PM EDT Watch
In the early 1980's my father owned and operated the Michael's World Of Coca-Cola museum at the newly renovated arcade to the happiness of many and the dismay of a few others. I have many wonderful memories of the arcade and still marvel at its glass rotunda. Yes, it must be preserved but how? I offer a very aggressive suggestion but one that would not fail if taken seriously buy all parties involved. Not everyone who reads this will jump for joy. That is why God made us see in color. Everyone has a different favorite but all are good for us to see.
I suggest a resort casino. Provided issue 3 passes. I would lobby the state hard to seek approval in Dayton if it passes.
By converting the small apartments into newly modeled hotel rooms. The rotunda into an area with blackjack stations, craps and so on. Surround that with slots to the out side of the card areas and down the aisles that lead to the exits with more slots. The current shopping areas would stay and fine jewelry stores, coffee shops, restaurants, a resort spa can use that current space on the two levels.
I have way to many ideas that would go all day but everyone must first have a BIG vision. You preserve all the splendor of this building in side. Just fill it with a lot of people who want to relax, gamble and get away. The arcade would be a top destination for many, many years to come and from both in and out of state patrons if this could be done. People would love to sit under the dome all day and night. It could be like no other new building which would give this casino the biggest advantage over anything in any surrounding city or state. If you build this, they WILL COME.
By the way I don't gamble at casinos much myself. But I admit I enjoy going to them with friends and always spend too much money on the other non gambling offerings most casinos have.
Best Regards. Jim Michael
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|avalerio71||Best wishes to the fresh Start!!||0||May 7 2009, 10:38 AM EDT by avalerio71|
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I am a part of a new company moving into the Oregon District " The Renaissance Salon & Spa" - We wish to be a part of all good coming into the Downtown Dayton area! We would love to be a part of the support for the restoration of the Dayton Arcade!!! To contact me : 937-281-1999 or 937-414-0357. We are a full service salon consitrating of group events ie: bridal, special occassion events, image consulting and relaxation treatments ie: massage and skin care. Please let us know about future events that we can be on board. GO DAYTON!
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Jewels11_RSVP.pdf (Adobe Portable Document Format - 354k)
posted by katLlist May 3 2011, 1:53 PM EDT
Jewels of the Gem City Awards Dinner invitation and RSVP
Jewels of the Gem City Sponsorship Form #4 .doc (Word Document - 24k)
posted by katLlist Jan 22 2011, 7:33 PM EST
Support historic preservation in Dayton by sponsoring the Jewels of the Gem event.
JewelNominationForm2011[final}.doc (Word Document - 35k)
posted by katLlist Jan 22 2011, 7:24 PM EST
Nominate an individual, an organization or a business that has made a significant contribution to the historic preservation of the Dayton community.
ArcadePledgeForm09.pdf (Adobe Portable Document Format - 484k)
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