Rikes & Wilcon Canal Building

In 1999 we said good-bye to 2 large pieces of Dayton history. The Rikes (Lazarus) building (directly below) came down with a boom as it was imploded in November to make way for a new performing arts center. The 19th century Wilcon Canal Building (far below) was once the most endangered structure on the PDI list. It fell victim to fire in the early months of 1999.

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