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

Historic Blanchard Avenue

Early 20th Century Industrial Housing

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 10, 2017
1. Historic Blanchard Avenue Marker
Inscription. In 1917 fourteen residences were built on Edison Avenue (now Blanchard.) Gas lines were installed, the street paved and sidewalks, curbing and gutters provided. The houses were occupied by workers at Dayton Wright Airplane Factory and adjoining factory buildings. The Blanchard houses appear to be Sears and Roebuck and Company mail-order homes. These homes could be ordered from catalogs from 1908 to 1937 and were shipped pre-cut, numbered and blueprinted to fit together. The homes ranged from $65 to $2,500. Charles Kettering and Colonel deeds named the other streets in this neighborhood in honor of famous inventors Charles Steinmetz, Marchese Marconi and Robert Fulton.
 
Erected 2015 by the City of Moraine.
 
Location. 39° 41.507′ N, 84° 13.188′ W. Marker is in Moraine, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Blanchard Ave and North Springboro Pike (Ohio Route 741), on the right when traveling east on Blanchard Ave. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2650 Blanchard Ave, Dayton OH 45439, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dayton-Wright Airplane Factory (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Delco-Light and Frigidaire
Historic Blanchard Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 10, 2017
2. Historic Blanchard Avenue Marker
full view of marker, looking east on Blanchard Avenue
(about 700 feet away); Moraine Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Zion Memorial Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wright Seaplane Base (was approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Moraine Field (approx. one mile away); The Wright Seaplane Base / Wright Model G "Aeroboat" (approx. one mile away); Johnny Appleseed Site (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moraine.
 
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Historic Blanchard Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 10, 2017
3. Historic Blanchard Avenue Marker
marker as seen from the parking lot of the "Upper Deck" bar.
Historic Blanchard Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 10, 2017
4. Historic Blanchard Avenue Marker
street sign at Sprngboro Pike
Historic Blanchard Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 10, 2017
5. Historic Blanchard Avenue Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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