7 Hawthorne Street
The Wright family home at 7 Hawthorn Street
in west Dayton was where much of the creative thinking and
planning behind the world’s first airplane took place.
Wilbur and Orville added the shutters and built the wraparound
porch. They resided at the Hawthorn Street house with their
father and sister until Wilbur’s death in 1912.
Henry Ford purchased the house, along with
the Wrights’ bicycle shop, and moved them in 1937 to
his Greenfield Village complex in Dearborn, Michigan, where
they are open to the public.
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