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Wright Cycle Company And Wright Printing Shop

Dayton, Ohio
County of Montgomery.
22 South Williams Street
National Register Number: 86000236
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Industry/Processing/Extract. - manufacturing. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Congressional District: OH-3 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Museum; See www.nps.gov/daav.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 21, 1990):
This building is the site where, from 1895 to 1897, Wilbur and Orville Wright began to manufacture their own brand of bicycles. This activity contributed the know-how and financial resources critical to their experiments in aviation. Their years of working with sprockets, spokes, chain drives, tires, metals, lathes, drills, and engines were of great value to the pair in designing and building their first gliders and flying machines. The Wright brothers also operated the Wright Printing Shop on the second floor of the building during these years.

Condition:
The NHL is in good condition. There are no threats at this time.

There have been no changes to the landmark since the last reporting period (2004).


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