The Delco Building (aka Delco Plant 1, Beaver Power Building No. 2) was designed by Dayton based architectural firm Schenck & Williams and built in 1912 for the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (DELCO). DELCO was founded in 1909 by Colonel Edward A. Deeds and Charles F. Kettering. This building was the company’s first permanent manufacturing location and headquarters during its most crucial years.
Kettering’s office was located on the sixth floor in the northeast corner of the building.
Developers Crawford Hoying (Columbus) and Woodard Development (Dayton) are currently renovating the property with construction by Brackett Builders, Inc to become the Delco Lofts, part of the new Water Street District. The majority of the building will be converted into 134 residential units (loft style apartments) with 5,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor including Lock 27 Brewing Company‘s second brewery and gastropub.
We congratulate our randomly drawn winner Janinie of Huber Heights! Rapid Fired Pizza certificates are coming your way!
We challenge you to tell us where in the Dayton area this photo was taken by filling out the form below. We’ll do a random drawing from all those with a correct answer and the winner will get 2 pizzas from Rapid Fired Pizza.
We’ll post the winner next Monday with details about the photo as well as a new photo to challenge your knowledge of the Dayton area.
Thanks for playing and good luck!
Here’s our Mystery Photo for Week 28: