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The Engineers Club Story

Watch the 1935 film, in which Charles Kettering and Edward Deeds reminisce about the Engineers Club and greet Orville Wright in the Engineers Club. Take a walking tour of the Club in 1935. Click the small arrow to view in full-screen mode.


Courtesy of NCR Archive at Dayton History


“Isn’t it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so that we could discover them!”

—Orville Wright

The Engineers Club Through the Years. View a photo gallery >>


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A hometown feels less like home/NYT

This 1996 New York Times article takes on a special poignancy with the 2009 announcement that NCR is finally closing its doors in Dayton.

“For Dayton was always much more than just the Cash. Daytonians invented and manufactured many of the staples (and a few of the quirky incidentals) of American prosperity -- the cash register, of course, and the airplane, but also the automobile self-starter and the pop top. And companies like Frigidaire, Delco, Dayton Tire, Huffy Bicycle and Esther Price Chocolates joined with the community in an unwritten social contract crafted on a foundation of profits and jobs, plenty of jobs.”

By Sara Rimer, New York Times, Wednesday, March 6, 1996

History of the Engineers Club Building and Site

By Mark Martel


Click on the links at upper left to read the Engineers Club story with photo galleries.




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