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Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1990

The old South Dayton High School, Pine and Main streets, has been renovated into 12 apartments. The construction on the apartments began in 1988. Workers have put the finishing touches on the apartments, which include handicap accessible units. The units will be rented to low- and middle-income persons.

Forty years ago — 1980

A standing-room-only crowd, estimated at 150, jammed into the community room at the Steger Apartments for the Dunkirk Housing Authority meeting. Some of the crowd overflowed into the hallway leading to the room. After hearing from irate citizens, the authority voted 6-0 against a resolution to endorse a proposed 60-unit public housing project in the city.

Fifty years ago — 1970

Construction is expected to resume on the high-rise apartment building at the foot of North Main Street in Dunkirk. The 11-story building, which will have 103 apartments for the housing of Dunkirk’s elderly citizens displaced by urban renewal, is due to be completed by Sept. 29.

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