Monday April 16, 2007

Tour Building 26

The University of Dayton is inviting interested members of the public to tour Building 26. An independent study finds it ineligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

The University of Dayton will offer the public an opportunity to tour Building 26 at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 19.

Those interested should meet in the parking lot behind the building, which is located at the corner of Stewart Street and Patterson Boulevard. Richard Perales, University campus planning director, will lead the tour. Participants will be asked to sign a waiver of liability form because the building, which has been mothballed since 2001, is in poor condition.

The tour precedes a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. that night at the Kettering Family Education Center at Carillon Park. Mark J. Epstein, head of the resource protection and review department for the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, will chair the meeting, which is designed to solicit public input about a report by the ASC Group Inc. that finds the building ineligible for the National Register of Historic Places because it has lost its historical integrity.

The meeting, which will be led by a professional facilitator, will allow interested members of the public to offer their views.

For the report, click here.