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    Dayton Aviation Heritage

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Places

The Wright Cycle Company at 1127 West Third Street.

The Wright Cycle Company at 1127 West Third Street.

Wright State University Special Collections and Archives

At the turn of the century, the neighborhood now known as the Wright-Dunbar Village was a vibrant community. This is the neighborhood in which the Wright brothers lived and worked. This is the neighborhood in which they started their printing business, entered into the bicycle business and became involved with the mystery of flight. Learn more about their businesses.

The Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center includes an information area, bookstore, theater, and exhibit gallery. The center’s exhibits focus on the Wright brothers’ printing and bicycle businesses, their family history, and their association with poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Did You Know?

Replica 1905 hangar at the Huffman Prairie Flying Field

The Wright brothers continued their flying experiments here on this cow pasture in Dayton, Ohio in 1904 and 1905, perfecting their machine and building the world's first practical airplane.