This building, commonly known as the Hadley Building, was constructed in 1904 within Indian Territory, the same year that the Wright Brothers successfully flew an airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and three years prior to Oklahoma's admission as the 46th State of the Union in 1907. Sitting directly on historical Route 66, this building is amongst the oldest in the city of Miami. This building was purchased and restored by Erik and Sarah Johnson in 2005.
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
Location. 36° 52.487′ N, 94° 52.662′ W. Marker is in Miami, Oklahoma, in Ottawa County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Route 66) (U.S. 69) and Central Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Main Street (Route 66). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miami OK 74354, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miami Trust and Savings Bank Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Miami, Oklahoma (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coleman Theatre (about 600 feet away); Moscelyne Larkin (about 700 feet away); Steve & Cassie Gaines
Regarding Hadley Building. The Wright Brothers first achieved controlled, powered, heavier than air flight on December 17, 1903, not in 1904 as suggested by the marker text.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.