This Day in Dayton, 21 September

The Tippecanoe County Area Plan Commission recommended the Dayton Town Council approve rezoning for an antique store at an 1867 store building Ron Koehler and Cindy Marsh had relocated to the south side of Dayton as announced in the Journal and Courier on September 21, 2006. The request to rezone a 2.2-acre site from residential to neighborhood business was approvced. The Dayton Town Council had already approved the rezoning. The parcel is part of a 29-acre tract where Koehler and Marsh are developing a historic village. The Burrows general store had closed in 1962 and looked like a “time capsule” from the 1880s, with fixtures and merchandise still inside. The building had been on the site south of Dayton since November of 2000, when it was moved from Burrows in two pieces and reassembled there. Koehler said he had in storage five log houses and two log barns that would eventually be added to the village (Kevin Cullen, Journal and Courier, October and November 2000). The Civil War–era building that housed the general store had been a gathering place in Burrows, in Carroll County, until its closing, and relatives of the last owner, Kathleen Groninger, were glad to see it saved.

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