The Middletown entry is of the bank vault inside the Goetz Tower, the city’s tallest structure built in 1930.
“The City of Middletown believes that this building has the potential to be converted into a destination location for premier space for offices, retail, and restaurants as well as offer luxury apartments for those wanting to get away from the suburban lifestyle and reconnect with their community,” according to the photo’s description.
The description on the Eavey Building offers the potential uses for the 90,000 square-foot structure, which was built in 1908.
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“This ... behemoth has the potential to be your son’s first home away from home, your mom’s loft, your favorite bike shop, a delish restaurant, your daughter’s wedding venue, where you heard that brilliant new band, an intimate wine and cheese shop, and a “kickbooty” penthouse bar,” according to the description.
As of this morning, the Goetz Tower photo is first, with 43 percent of the votes; The Eavey Building’s photo is close behind with 39 percent of the vote.
The winner of the contest will receive an award for best photo, which will be featured on the cover of Heritage Ohio’s quarterly publication and be recognized at the Heritage Ohio Conference in the fall.
Heritage Ohio is "Ohio's official historic preservation and Main Street organization" with a mission to preserve historic structures and revitalize downtowns and neighborhoods, according to the website.