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Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Deeds Barn

the Replica

 

— With the Original, in It’s Third Location —

 
Deeds Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 20, 2017
1. Deeds Barn Marker
Inscription.  Being too busy to change the phonograph record, the men working in this building listened to the song, “When You and I Were Young, Maggie” over and over through the night.

This is a replica of the carriage barn that stood behind the home of Edward and Edith Deeds at 319 Central Avenue in Dayton.

In the original barn, from 1908 to 1912, a group of young engineers and inventors headed by Deeds and Charles F. Kettering developed the modern electric automobile ignition, starter and lighting systems. Nicknamed the “Barn Gang,” the group became the nucleus of the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (DELCO).

Replica built in 1949 in Carillon Historical Park.

signage funded by Warren E. and Thelma L. Snyder The third marker (inside) reads;
Deeds Barn
In this barn once located at 319 Central Avenue in Dayton, Charles Franklin Kettering invented the electric ignition and the self- starter which revolutionized the automobile industry and in 1909 led to the founding of the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (Delco). Kettering formed a partnership with NCR executive Edward A,

Deeds Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 20, 2017
2. Deeds Barn Marker
full view of marker, outside of the replica barn
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Deeds and the barn which stood behind the Deeds home became Kettering’s workshop. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Deeds barn was saved from destruction by the Kettering- Moraine Museum and Historical Society which continues to restore and maintain it. erected by the Montgomery County Historical Society-1975
 
Erected by Warren E. and Thelma L. Snyder.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 39° 43.695′ N, 84° 12.041′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Carillon Boulevard. Marker is in Carillon Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton OH 45409, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old River Park Swimming Pool Light Tower (a few steps from this marker); Sugar Camp / WAVES Cabin 22 (a few steps from this marker); Newcom House (a few steps from this marker); United States Naval Computing Machine Laboratory (a few steps from this marker); Sugar Camp WAVES Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Old River Park Swimming Pool Light Tower (within
Deeds Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 20, 2017
3. Deeds Barn Marker
the marker is just to the right of the front door
shouting distance of this marker); Corliss Engine Building (within shouting distance of this marker); William Morris House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
More about this marker. The original barn, and the third marker, are inside the Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing & Entrepreneurship
 
Deeds Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 20, 2017
4. Deeds Barn Marker
the original barn, inside the "Heritage Center"
Deeds Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 20, 2017
5. Deeds Barn Marker
old picture of the barn in its original location
Deeds Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 20, 2017
6. Deeds Barn Marker
the "third" marker, inside the "Heritage Center". Compare to HMDB #11032 "Deeds Barn"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 8, 2022