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A New Vision

The world’s aviation story is not complete without experiencing Dayton, the Birthplace of Aviation. Here, in what is now the Wright-Dunbar Business District, two young innovators, Wilbur and Orville Wright, dreamed they could overcome the limitations of the earth. And they did. Here, one brave visionary, author and poet laureate Paul Laurence Dunbar a childhood friend of the Wrights, dreamed he could transcend the color boundaries imposed on him by society. And he succeeded.
Whether you are planning an inspirational visit to our community, home to the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, or seeking an authentic historical place to relocate your business, click here to learn more of the vital amenities the Wright-Dunbar Business District has to offer.


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About Wright Dunbar

Wright Dunbar, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the revitalization of the historically-significant commercial corridor west of downtown Dayton, Ohio, known as the Wright-Dunbar Business District. The district is the center of the neighborhood where Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the airplane, and African-American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar began his career. The Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center, a 13,000 sq. ft. National Park site, stands in the heart of the Wright-Dunbar Business District and educates visitors from all over the globe on the lives of these great individuals.

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