The restored and expanded century-old Zion Baptist Church stands proudly today as a cultural link between Dayton’s past and future and a physical link between downtown Dayton (just across the Great Miami River) and the neighboring, historic Wright-Dunbar Village. Renamed the Dayton Cultural and RTA Transit Center, it is today operated by the City of Dayton as a venue for cultural and urban community programs and events including visual, dramatic and literary arts, public meetings and youth programs including learning camps. Zion Baptist Church was built by African American contractors in 1906 and relocated in the mid 1980s during construction of Edwin C. Moses Boulevard. A $3 million renovation was completed in 2005through partnership with the Dayton Regional Transit Authority and the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission. The Center collaborates with non-profit organizations and nearby attractions including the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and the Paul Laurence Dunbar House.