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Orville and Wilbur Wright Family Home

Wright Brothers Home Originally constructed in 1870 at 7 Hawthorne Street in Dayton Ohio, this two-story frame house was the family home for Milton and Susan Wright and their family. Their sons, Wilbur and Orville Wright developed the world’s first successful airplane while living in this house. Orville was born in this house in 1871 and Wilbur died here from typhoid fever in 1912.

After the house was acquired by Henry Ford in 1937, Orville Wright assisted Henry Ford in restoring the home back to its appearance in 1903, the year of the first flight.

In the back of the home is the Shed, which the Wright family used for household chores as well as hobby work. Wilbur and Orville maintained a photographic darkroom in one of the shed's rooms.
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