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Orville Wright Elementary School

December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve 2009 dawned cold and misty as I prepared my camera for a visit to Orville Wright School. It was not exactly an ideal day for photography but with information about the status of both Orville and Wilbur Wright schools unreliable, I decided to error on the side of "safety" and do a walk around before demolition fences ring the facility. With proper credits, alumni may feel free to use the images in this gallery as needed.

I have added additional images of a recent snowfall in Dayton and photographs submitted by Rick Boos.
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Rollie Puterbaugh~Class of 1965

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Orville Wright Elementary School~Dayton, Ohio USA
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Orville Wright Elementary School~Day…
 
Image of the Wright Brother's First Flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. on December 17, 1903. This image hung in the halls of Orville Wright Elementary School through the 1960s
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Image of the Wright Brother's First …
 
"High on a hill" at Fifth and Wright Avenue
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"High on a hill" at Fifth and Wright…
 
Orville Wright Elementary School~Dayton, Ohio USA
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Orville Wright Elementary School~Day…
 
Photo by Rick Boos
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Photo by Rick Boos
 
Orville Wright Elementary School~Dayton, Ohio USA
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Orville Wright Elementary School~Day…
 
Orville Wright School
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Orville Wright School
 
The flag was raised and lowered daily...
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The flag was raised and lowered dail…
 
Front of School
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Front of School
 
Stairway to main office of Orville Wright.
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Stairway to main office of Orville W…
 
Front entrance to the school.
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Front entrance to the school.
 
"Stay off the Grass!" It still seemed "creepy" walking on the grass during this visit.
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"Stay off the Grass!" It still seeme…
 
Whatever...If I am out of my car in East Dayton in 2009, I am packin'.
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Whatever...If I am out of my car in …
 
The "Globe" now replaced by "internet geography".
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The "Globe" now replaced by "interne…
 
February 18, 2010
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February 18, 2010
 
Entrance near the Kindergarten Classes of the 1960's.
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Entrance near the Kindergarten Class…
 
Back of school where a playground was built in the later part of the 20th Century.
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Back of school where a playground wa…
 
Entrance to Kindergarten Classes in the '50s and '60s
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Entrance to Kindergarten Classes in …
 
The original water fountain for the kindergarteners
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The original water fountain for the …
 
Mrs. Cunningham's Kindergarten Class of 1956
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Mrs. Cunningham's Kindergarten Class…
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Kindergarten Playground Circa '50s and '60s
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Kindergarten Playground Circa '50s a…
 
Swimming Pool and Auditorium of Orville Wright School
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Swimming Pool and Auditorium of Orvi…
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"Inner" Playground Porch
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"Inner" Playground Porch
 
The Playground Bench.
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The Playground Bench.
 
Playground Porch~Note doors to old storage area.
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Playground Porch~Note doors to old s…
 
Sorry about the quality....short of breaking in, this is the best I could do. Image shows stairways to "lower grade" classrooms~Circa '50s and '60s
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Sorry about the quality....short of …
 
Stairway leading to Playground Porch
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Stairway leading to Playground Porch
 
Another view of playground porch.
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Another view of playground porch.
 
The Playground Bench.
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The Playground Bench.
 
The bench survived through time.
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The bench survived through time.
 
Playground Games
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Playground Games
 
Playground Games
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Playground Games
 
Orville Wright School
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Orville Wright School
 
Pool Closed for Demolition!
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Pool Closed for Demolition!
 
Rick Boos at the Playground Porch~2009
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Rick Boos at the Playground Porch~20…
 
LockDown!
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LockDown!
 
Steps leading from playground to the NorthEast Section of Facility.
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Steps leading from playground to the…
 
Old Playground Steps leading to Basement of School.
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Old Playground Steps leading to Base…
 
Back Door to Gymnasium.
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Back Door to Gymnasium.
 
OWS Auditorium
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OWS Auditorium
 
The day of neighborhood schools long forgotten....
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The day of neighborhood schools long…
 
My car in the no parking zone.
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My car in the no parking zone.
 
Entrance near auditorium and old "music room".
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Entrance near auditorium and old "mu…
 
The dreaded office of Mrs/Miss Atkinson. Has that antenna been there...well, "forever"?
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The dreaded office of Mrs/Miss Atkin…
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Orville Wright Main Office
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Orville Wright Main Office
 
Orville Wright School~Dayton. Ohio
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Orville Wright School~Dayton. Ohio
 
North Hallway leading to Main Entrance of Orville Wright School.
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North Hallway leading to Main Entran…
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