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

Wright Brothers Home Base

 
 
Wright Brothers Home Base Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 20, 2012
1. Wright Brothers Home Base Marker
Inscription.

You can no longer see a plain two-story house standing on Bishop Wright's small lot just ahead. Here on quiet tree-lined Hawthorne Street Orville Wright was born in 1871. Here Wilbur Wright died in 1912. The brothers who would one day create a flying machine lived most of their lives in an ordinary eight-room home with no indoor bathroom, together with their father and their youngest sister Katharine.

Photographs courtesy Wright State University Special Collections and Archives and the Library of Congress
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 45.274′ N, 84° 12.68′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Hawthorne Street south of 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. 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. We were always happy on Hawthorne Street... (a few steps from this marker); The Neighborhood Geniuses (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserved and Enshrined (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Aviation (about 400
Photo on Wright Brothers Home Base Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, June 1909
2. Photo on Wright Brothers Home Base Marker
[Caption reads] The City of Dayton organized elaborate celebrations to welcome the Wright brothers home from their triumphs in Europe in June 1909.
feet away, measured in a direct line); Wheels to Wings (about 400 feet away); West Side (about 500 feet away); 31 Years at the Lab (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Professor of the Propeller (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. (Submitted on December 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Dayton, Ohio Aviation Trail. (Submitted on December 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Photo on Wright Brothers Home Base Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1909
3. Photo on Wright Brothers Home Base Marker
[Caption reads] Wilbur and Orville Wright sit on the back porch of this house in 1909.
Wright Brothers Home Base Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 20, 2012
4. Wright Brothers Home Base Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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