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!”
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.