Preserved and Enshrined

Preserved and Enshrined (HM160Q)

Location: Dayton, OH 45402 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 45.285', W 84° 12.701'

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The actual house where the Wright brothers dreamed of flight and the bicycle shop where they built the first airplane can no longer be seen here in West Dayton. But the original buildings still exist, and are well preserved.

In 1936 wealthy industrialist Henry Ford bought both the home and workshop where the Wrights made history.

The citizens of Dayton in the 1930s did not oppose Ford's removal of the plain, 8-room Wright house from Hawthorne Street. People then considered it to be a great honor that Ford wanted to include the Wright brothers in his outdoor museum of American innovators, now called Greenfield Village.

In the years since the Wright home and workshop were taken away, Dayton has fostered a new culture in favor of historic preservation to ensure that sites like these are safeguarded for future generations.
HM NumberHM160Q
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 2:51pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 738876 N 4404256
Decimal Degrees39.75475000, -84.21168333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.285', W 84° 12.701'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 17.10" N, 84° 12' 42.06" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1040 W 4th St, Dayton OH 45402, US
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