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31 Years at the Lab

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

 
 
31 Years at the Lab Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2013
1. 31 Years at the Lab Marker
Inscription. Six days a week from 1917 to 1948 Orville Wright chose to come to work here in what he called the Wright Aeronautical Laboratory. Images taken by National Cash Register Company photographers soon after his death give a glimpse of the spare, orderly, and private world where Orville Wright spent the last three decades of his life.

(Inscription under the photo in the upper right corner)
At age 76 Orville Wright was still working every day in his lab when he suffered a heart attack. He died at home three days later.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 45.35′ N, 84° 12.833′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Ave and West 3rd Street, on the left when traveling south on Broadway Ave. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton OH 45402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Professor of the Propeller (within shouting distance of this marker); Orville's Last Workshop (within shouting distance of this marker); West Side (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wheels to Wings
31 Years at the Lab Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2013
2. 31 Years at the Lab Marker
(about 600 feet away); Birthplace of Aviation (about 600 feet away); Preserved and Enshrined (about 700 feet away); The Neighborhood Geniuses (about 800 feet away); We were always happy on Hawthorne Street... (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dayton.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
31 Years at the Lab Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 1, 2007
3. 31 Years at the Lab Marker
Orville Wright grave marker in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton OH
31 Years at the Lab Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 1, 2007
4. 31 Years at the Lab Marker
Wright family grave marker in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton OH
31 Years at the Lab Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 1, 2007
5. 31 Years at the Lab Marker
Wilbur Wright grave marker in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton OH
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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