Then & Now: How the Third National Bank building has changed in 91 years

The Third National Bank Building, a landmark in downtown Dayton, was built in 1926.

The 14-story structure is located on Main Street in the hub of downtown across from Courthouse Square.

The Third National Bank & Trust Building in downtown Dayton was built in 1926. DAYTON METRO LIBRARY / LUTZENBERGER PICTURE COLLECTION

The building is the subject of this week's update to the popular Then & Now photo feature, which explores past and present views of notable Dayton locations.

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The building was designed by Dayton architectural firm Schenck & Williams. The elegant interior was finished with imported marble and mahogany woodwork .

In 2010 a self-proclaimed Hindu guru, Annamalai Annamalai, who called himself Dr. Commander Selvam, bought the building and renamed it Paru Tower.

Today the historic building is owned by the City of Dayton.

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