Wright Brothers' Ohio Bike Shop May Be Demolished


Salon Staff
February 8, 2012 11:00PM (UTC)

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio building constructed around the first Wright brothers' bicycle shop has been declared a public nuisance and may eventually be demolished, despite a resident's effort to preserve the site.

A city planner tells the Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/ybhWxP) three walls of the bike shop stand inside the former Gem City Ice Cream building in Dayton.

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The Wright brothers ran the shop in the late 1800s, before their pioneering flight.

An assistant city manager says the structure didn't have enough "historic integrity" to be declared a Wright site but was included on the National Register of Historic Places as part of a larger historic district.

Resident Michael Perkins is fighting to preserve the building, but the city says it hasn't been able to find a developer to fund the redevelopment.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com


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