I could not find any vintage images of DAYTON MALL...so I had to create some myself. The mall's Atrium, at the center of the center, had 2 levels and fronted on the Rike's anchor store. As originally built, DAYTON MALL was a basic, no-frills structure with few interior embellishments and no natural lighting of any kind. The wavy ceiling treatment, spanning the Atrium area, was made of strips of paper.


The south-facing facade of Rike's. Two exterior entries brought customers into the store's bargain-clearance department.


The 212,000 square foot "Penneys", anchoring the west end of the 1970 mall. The building would have a brief stint as a Cincinnati-based McAlpin's in the late 1990s.