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Wright Cycle Shop

 
 
Wright Cycle Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 21, 2013
1. Wright Cycle Shop Marker
Inscription. The Wright Cycle Shop is considered the "birthplace of aviation." this is the original building where the Wright Flyer was made.

Besides their bicycle business, Wilbur and Orville Wright did much of the hands-on work on their airplane here.

The Wright brothers earned a steady income from building, selling and repairing bicycles at this Dayton, Ohio shop. They used much of that money to pay for their aviation experiments. Their experience building bicycles helped them unlock the mysteries of how airplanes fly.

Built about 1875 in Dayton, Ohio.
 
Location. 42° 18.329′ N, 83° 13.704′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Main Street - Greenfield Village. Click for map. Marker is within Greenfield Village and requires an admission fee. Marker is in this post office area: Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir John Bennett Jewelry Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Armington & Sims Machine Shop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hanks Silk Mill (about 400 feet away); Thomas Edisonís Menlo Park Office and Library (about
Wright Cycle Shop image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 21, 2013
2. Wright Cycle Shop
600 feet away); Millpond (about 600 feet away); Smith Creek Depot (about 700 feet away); Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edison Homestead (approx. ľ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Dearborn.
 
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Interior of the Wright Cycle Shop image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 21, 2013
3. Interior of the Wright Cycle Shop
Interior of the Wright Cycle Shop image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 21, 2013
4. Interior of the Wright Cycle Shop
The Wright Flyer image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 20, 2013
5. The Wright Flyer
Copy of the original plane in the Henry Ford Museum adjacent to Greenfield Village.
<i>Wright Brothers Cycle Shop and Homestead,Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1930
6. Wright Brothers Cycle Shop and Homestead,Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan
Homestead on the left, Cycle Shop on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   6. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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