This vacant space was once home to the Dayton Depot. Soldiers from Gowanda would march up the hill to the Depot, to get on the train to go off to the Civil War. This area used to be a bustling hub as one set of tracks went to Salamanca and the other set went from New Jersey to Dunkirk. There were also many stores, shops and businesses here. Just past the last house before Bridge street are the remnants of the turntable that used to turn the train engines around so they would be on the front of the train before heading down the steepest grade east of the Rockies into Gowanda.
On the right just past the turntable is Bridge St., which is cut in half as Cattaraugus County did not want to maintain the bridge across the tracks and the Town of Dayton didn't want to maintain the bridge across the tracks and the Town of Dayton didn't want to take on the added expense.