—With the Original, in It’s Third Location —
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;
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 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
Erected by Warren E. and Thelma L. Snyder.
Location. 39° 43.695′ N, 84° 12.041′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Carillon Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in Carillon Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton OH 45409, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Morris House (within shouting distance of this marker); Newcom Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Carillon Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Locust Grove School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stewart Street Concrete Arch Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Viet Nam Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Patterson Homestead (approx. 1.1 miles away); The 93rd Regiment (approx. 1.1 miles away). 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
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 15 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.