U.Dayton building used as WWII code-breaking lab to be demolished

DAYTON, Ohio -- A building used as a top-secret code-breaking lab for the United States during World War II will be demolished, the University of Dayton announced Friday.

From 1942 to 1945, the Navy used the building as a lab for designing and building sophisticated code-breaking machines, including the NCR Bombe, credited with helping crack German U-boat codes.

The university, which owns the property, said a study showed the building had lost its historical integrity because it had been extensively remodeled and is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

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