Dayton-Wright Plant 3
1917 - 1919
C.F. Kettering and E. A. Deeds formed Dayton-Wright Airplane Company in 1917 to build airplanes for World War I. The plane was called the DH-4 and was the only American—built aircraft to see action overseas during World War I.
These buildings were constructed in 1910 and 1911 to house the factory of Wilbur and Orville Wright's first airplane company, The Wright Company. General Motors purchased Dayton-Wright in 1919 and in 1923 the Inland Manufacturing Company was formed to produce laminated wood steering wheels for automobiles.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • War, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
Location. 39° 45.089′ N, 84° 14.272′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from West 3rd Street just west of Cowart Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 99 Cowart Ave, Dayton OH 45417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wayman Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mount Enon Missionary Baptist Church / Euclid Avenue United Brethren Church
Regarding Dayton-Wright Plant 3. When General Motors built their manufacturing plant, they preserved the historic Wright factory buildings. The plant closed in 2009 and the newer buildings were demolished. In 2019, this site was added to the National Register of Historic Places, and it became part of Dayton Aviation Heritage National Park. It is being refurbished and will be open to the public.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Last updated on May 2, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.