Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Troy in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1

WACO History

 
 
WACO Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2008
1. WACO Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1 Marker
Inscription. The “Dilts Warehouse”, the first manufacturing location used by the Advance Aircraft Company of Troy, a company later to become the WACO Aircraft Company. It produced airplanes in Troy from 1923-1928. The location was also a former blacksmith shop of the Pioneer Pole and Shaft Company and is located 3 blocks south of this marker at 631 South Union Street.

Photograph captions include:

The first WACO Model 9 fuselage produced in the Advance Aircraft Company (WACO) Plant No. 1 at 631 South Union Street.

The WACO Cootie, the first airplane that the Weaver Aircraft Company (WACO) produced that was capable of flight. The “Cootie” was first built as an early parasol monoplane powered by a Lawrance A-3 engine. It was later rebuilt after the crash which seriously injured “Buck” Weaver in a biplane configuration. This photo shows the “Cootie” sitting on top of a Ford Model T pick-up parked next to Plant No. 1 early in 1923.

The official company photo of the Advance Aircraft Company (WACO) employees taken in June 1926 captures the 75 men and boys who produced the WACO Model 9 at a rate of one per day during the peak production season.
 
Erected by The Troy Foundation, WACO Historical Society and City of Troy. (Marker
WACO Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1 Marker in Herrlinger Park Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2008
2. WACO Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1 Marker in Herrlinger Park
Number 001.)
 
Location. 40° 1.974′ N, 84° 12.099′ W. Marker is in Troy, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker can be reached from East West Street. Click for map. Marker is in Herrlinger Park, off E. West Street, between Crawford and Union Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Troy OH 45373, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Junior Girls Canteen 1943-1946 (a few steps from this marker); Engine Storage Location (approx. half a mile away); Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Overfield Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Troy Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Staunton Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); WACO Aircraft Company (approx. 1.4 miles away); Thomas Cemetery / Abraham Thomas (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Troy.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceIndustry & Commerce
 
WACO Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1 Workers Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2008
3. WACO Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1 Workers
Herrlinger Park Sign Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Herrlinger Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 725 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement