Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Professor of the Propeller
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
In this laboratory during World War I, Orville Wright designed special poplar propellers for the Dayton Wright Company’s Bug - a 530-poung pilotless biplane designed to carry explosives over enemy lines, crash, and explode.
For the Centennial of Flight in 2003, Bank One (Chase Bank) donated this site to the Dayton Heritage Commission.
This Bronze Statue
In 2003 John and Marna Bosch commissioned Bill Wolfe of Terre Haute, Indiana to created a bronze tribute to Orville Wright. Working with the Boschs, Wolfe wanted to acknowledge Orville Wright’s lasting aeronautical engineering legacy by recalling his work with the propeller.
(Inscription under the photo in the upper right side of the marker)
1918 Dayton Wright Bug
Erected 2004 by Bank One.
Location. 39° 45.367′ N, 84° 12.85′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Broadway Ave north of West 3rd Touch 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. Orville's Last Workshop (here, next to this marker); 31 Years at the Lab (within shouting distance of this marker); West Side (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wheels to Wings (about 700 feet away); Birthplace of Aviation (about 700 feet away); Preserved and Enshrined (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Neighborhood Geniuses (approx. 0.2 miles away); We were always happy on Hawthorne Street... (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
Categories. • Air & Space •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 13, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.